3106.0 - Demography News, Nov 2010  
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FEATURE ARTICLE - Australia's Recent Temporary Migrants

This feature article on Australia's Recent Temporary Migrants will be available in Australian Demographic Statistics, June quarter 2010 (cat. no. 3101.0) scheduled for release on 21 December 2010.

Using the most recent final data available from the ABS, the paper will discuss the numbers of temporary visa holders arriving and departing Australia and their contribution to net overseas migration and therefore Australia's population counts. The paper will also examine the main visa subclasses used by these migrants, their countries of birth, and the main reasons they reported for their travel.

The analysis will be based on final data from the ABS' analytical dataset called the Travellers Characteristics Database.