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3415.0 - Migrant Data Matrices, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/11/2007  First Issue
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HOW TO USE THE MATRICES


OPENING THE MATRICES

To view details of the migrant related data items included in ABS products, click on Matrices by topic.

ABS products are grouped by topic and may appear under more than one topic heading. There are nine topic groups: Crime and Justice; Culture and Leisure; Education and Training; Family and Community; Health; Housing; Labour; Personal and Household Finances; and Population Characteristics.

To obtain detailed information on any of the nine topic groups, simply click on the topic.


USING THE MATRICES

Once you have selected a topic of interest, the following links will assist you in using the Matrices.

To obtain summary data on migrants
To view the main features for each ABS product
To view information on the ABS data collections
To view definitions of migrant related data items


To obtain summary data on migrants

For each ABS product (i.e. column headers) data are available for the migrant related data items (i.e. table rows) that have a cross ('x') in the corresponding row. For example, the first 'x' in the matrix below indicates that data are available on Country of Birth (person) from the 2004 Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Migrants Survey. Data are also available for the other migrant related data items where 'x' appears in the column.



Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Migrants
2004
General Social Survey
2006

Country of birth (person)
x
x
Main language spoken at home
x
x
Proficiency in spoken English
x
x
Year of arrival in Australia
x
x
Country of last residence
x
Visa category on arrival
x
x


To access the data cube on migrants for a selected ABS product, simply click on the product (i.e. column headers). This will take you to 'More Detailed Source Information' for the selected product and a link to the data cube. A link to the Main Features of the product is also available. To open the data cube, simply click on it and select either Open or Save in the dialogue box.

Please note that although data items may have been collected in an ABS product (indicated by an 'x' in the matrix), data may not be available in the data cube due to issues such as sample size and confidentiality. This will be indicated in the data cube with an 'np' (not for publication).

Where no 'x' appears in the matrix, the data item was either not collected in that product or, in some cases, is available only upon request.

To return to the topic matrix, simply click on the back arrow.

To view the main features for each ABS product

To view the Main Features for any of the selected ABS products, simply click on the product (i.e. column headers). This will take you to 'More Detailed Source Information' for the selected ABS product and a link to the Main Features. Clicking on this link will take you to the Summary Tab for that product, which contains the Main Features of the publication.

To return to the topic matrix from this screen, click on the back arrow.

To view information on the ABS data collections

The Matrices present a comprehensive range of data from selected ABS collections. Care must be taken in comparing data from different collections presented in the Matrices due to differences in survey methodology, definitions and reference periods.

To view detailed information on the ABS data collections, simply click on the link Guide to Migrant Statistical Sources, 2007 (cat.no. 3414.0) located on each topic matrix page. This Guide contains an overview of the collection, including its aim, purpose, broad details of the data items collected and relevance to migrants. To align this search to your topic of interest (e.g. Crime and Justice), simply click on the alternative link, i.e. Crime and Justice Topic.

Additional information relating to collection methodology, scope, publications and other outputs, and a full range of data items for each of the ABS Collections is available in the Directory of Statistical Sources.

To return to the topic matrix from this screen, click on the back arrow.

To view definitions of migrant related data items

To view definitions of any of the migrant related data items listed in the matrices, simply click on the link to the Glossary of migrant related data items on each topic matrix page. This glossary includes general definitions for each migrant related data item; however, it is recommended that you refer to the Glossary for individual collections for an accurate description of the data item within that collection.

To return to the topic matrix from this screen, click on the back arrow.

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