PERSPECTIVES ON MIGRANTS 2013
The latest edition in the series Perspectives on Migrants (cat. no. 3416.0) was released in March 2013. This series provides informed commentary on issues and debates relating to migrants, ethnicity and migration programs that are common place within the Australian political and media landscape.
The eighth edition contains a descriptive article about Migrant families in Australia.
This article uses recent data from the Family Characteristics Survey, Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 4442.0) and focuses on the type and composition of families throughout Australia. Of particular interest is how migrant families compare with non-migrant families. In addition the discussion compares migrant family types, broadly defined in terms of the country of birth and the year of arrival into Australia of the most recently arrived 'key member' of the family. This article also considers migrant families in terms of their composition, that is, couple families with or without children, one parent families and other family types, as well as the geographic distribution of migrant families in states and territories of Australia. Some person level data on migrant children aged 0 to 17 years and migrant households is also included. Data specifically pertaining to migrants is available in the Migrant Data Matrices (cat. no. 3415.0) Family Characteristics 2009-10 datacube.
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