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Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Migrants
 
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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW

    The Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Migrants survey provides data on the labour force status and other characteristics of persons who migrated to Australia, as adults, after 1980 and who obtained permanent residency status.

    The data is used to monitor the labour market experience of migrants and to assess whether policy outcomes are required, to assist in policy analysis related to the provision of services to particular groups, and in policy work such as eligibility for benefits.

    PURPOSE

    The information collected enables an assessment of the labour market experience of this group of migrants.

    SCOPE


      This survey is conducted as part of the Monthly Population Survey, which comprises the Labour Force Survey and, in most months, a supplementary survey topic.

      SCOPE - Labour Force Survey

      The Labour Force Survey includes all persons aged 15 and over except:

      • members of the permanent defence forces;
      • certain diplomatic personnel of overseas governments, customarily excluded from census and estimated populations;
      • overseas residents in Australia; and
      • members of non-Australian defence forces (and their dependants) stationed in Australia.

      From July 1993 Jervis Bay Territory is also excluded from the scope of the survey. Before July 1993 it was included in estimates for the Australian Capital Territory.

      From July 1997, all supplementary surveys excluded persons in remote and sparsely settled areas of Australia. The exclusion of these persons has only a minor effect on estimates for individual States or Territories.

      COVERAGE - Labour Force Survey

      In the Labour Force Survey, coverage rules are applied which aim to ensure that each person is associated with only one dwelling, and hence has only one chance of selection. The chance of a person being enumerated at two separate dwellings in the one survey is considered to be negligible.

      Persons who are away from their usual residence for six weeks or less at the time of interview are enumerated at their usual residence (relevant information may be obtained from other usual residents present at the time of the survey).

      DATA DETAIL

      Conceptual framework

      The Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Migrants topic provides information on persons who migrated to Australia as adults (aged 18 and over) and relates this to their participation in the labour force. It provides information on migrants' labour force status.

      Main outputs

      Information released in publication format (ABS Cat. No. 6250.0), comprised of the following tables:

      Civilian population aged 15 and over, Migration summary

      Migrants who arrived in Australia after 1980 aged 18 and over: Migration category, labour force status and sex

      Migrants who arrived in Australia after 1980 aged 18 and over: Summary of characteristics, whether had a job just before migration and sex

      Migrants who arrived in Australia after 1980 aged 18 and over: Birthplace, labour force status and sex

      Migrants who arrived in Australia after 1980 aged 18 and over: Region of country of last residence by labour force status and sex

      Migrants who arrived in Australia after 1980 aged 18 and over: Whether current occupation is same as occupation before migration

      Migrants who arrived in Australia after 1980 aged 18 and over: Educational attainment on arrival, labour force status and sex

      Migrants who arrived in Australia after 1980 aged 18 and over: Level of post-school qualification on arrival

      Migrants who arrived in Australia after 1980 aged 18 and over: Highest qualification gained since arrival by labour force status and sex

      Migrants who arrived in Australia after 1980 aged 18 and over Main source of income by age and sex

      Migrants who arrived in Australia after 1980 aged 18 and over Migration category by main source of income and sex

      Migrants who arrived in Australia after 1980 aged 18 and over Birthplace and sex by proficiency in spoken English

      All populations: State or Territory of usual residence

      Classifications

      Demographics: State, Area, Region, Sex, Marital Status, Relationship in Household, Period of Arrival and Age.

      Country of Birth: Australian Standard Classification of Countries of Social Statistics (ASCCSS).

      Occupation: Australian Standard Classification of Occupations Second Edition (ASCO SE).

      Industry: Australia and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC).

      Educational attainment: Australian Bureau of Statistics Classification of Qualifications (ABSCQ).

      Other concepts (summary)

      Not applicable

      GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
      Australia
      New South Wales
      Victoria
      Queensland
      South Australia
      Western Australia
      Tasmania
      Northern Territory
      ACT
      Part of State Metropolitan
      Part of State Extra-Metropolitan

      Comments and/or Other Regions

      Not all data are available for all areas.

      COLLECTION FREQUENCY
      Adhoc

      Frequency comments

      The survey has been conducted in March 1984, March 1987, September 1990, November 1996 and November 1999

      COLLECTION HISTORY

      Characteristics of Migrants Aged 18 Years and Over at Time of Arrival and who Arrived After 1960, Australia, March 1984 (ABS Cat. No. 6250.0)

      Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Migrants, Australia, March 1987, September 1990, September 1993 (ABS Cat. No. 6250.0), November 1996 and November 1999

      DATA AVAILABILITY
      Yes

      Data availability comments

      Publication Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Migrants, Australia (ABS Cat. No. 6250.0)


      DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
      02/07/2014 10:09 AM



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