ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents information about the labour force status and other characteristics of 'recent migrants' and 'temporary residents'. For the purposes of this publication, recent migrants are defined as people who were born overseas, arrived in Australia after 2000, were aged 15 years and over on arrival, were not an Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen on arrival, do not hold New Zealand citizenship, and have permanent Australian resident status. Information is also included for temporary residents who planned to stay in Australia for 12 months or more. See the Glossary for more information.
ABOUT THIS SURVEY
The 2010 Characteristics of Recent Migrants Survey was conducted as part of the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) Monthly Population Survey. The survey was previously conducted in 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2004 and 2007. However, the survey changed significantly between 2004 and 2007. For example, prior to the 2007 survey, information had been collected from migrants who arrived in the 20 years prior to the survey's enumeration. Information in 2007 and 2010 was collected from migrants who arrived in the 10 years prior to the survey's enumeration. The name of the survey changed in 2010, from 'Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Recent Migrants' to 'Characteristics of Recent Migrants'.
Unless otherwise specified, differences between data items highlighted in the Summary of Findings are statistically significant. See Technical Note (paragraphs 9 to 10) for further details.
As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.