Examples of data items contained in data cubes within this topic include: labour force status; unemployment rate; participation rate; full-time and part-time status; occupation; weekly earnings; leave entitlements; trade union membership; hours usually worked; migration status and type of visa by labour force status; whether had a job or looked for a job since arrival; occupation before arrival in Australia; persons not in the labour force; time since last job; main activity when not in the labour force; steps taken to find work; underemployment status, part-time workers who would prefer more hours; single jobholders; multiple jobholders; apprentices and trainees; work in selected cultural and leisure activities.
The links in the table below take you to the migrant data cubes (in Excel), previously released data cubes and the Main Features of the Source Product.
|Labour ||Previous Releases||Source|
|Characteristics of Recent Migrants 2016||2013, 2010, 2007, 2004||Characteristics of Recent Migrants, Australia, Nov 2016 (cat. no. 6250.0)|
|Education and Work 2016||2015, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2006||Education and Work, Australia, May 2016 (cat. no. 6227.0)|
|Employee Earnings Benefits and Trade Union Membership 2006||n/a||Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Aug 2006 (cat. no. 6310.0)|
|Employment Arrangements Retirement and Superannuation 2007||n/a||Employment Arrangements Retirement and Superannuation, Australia, Apr to Jul 2007 (Re-issue) (cat. no. 6361.0)|
|Forms of Employment 2009||2007||Forms of Employment, Australia, Nov 2009 (cat. no. 6359.0)|
|Job Search Experience 2006||n/a||Job Search Experience, Australia, Jul 2006 (cat. no. 6222.0)|
|Labour Force Feb 2007||n/a||Labour Force, Australia, Feb 2007 (cat. no. 6202.0)|
|Labour Mobility 2010||n/a||Labour Mobility, Australia, Feb 2010 (cat. no. 6209.0)|
|Learning and Work 2010-11||n/a||Learning and Work, Australia, 2010–11 (cat. no. 4235.0)|
|Persons Not In The Labour Force 2011||2007||Persons Not In The Labour Force, Australia, Sep 2011 (cat. no. 6220.0)|
|Underemployed Workers 2011||2007||Underemployed Workers, Australia, Sep 2011 (cat. no. 6265.0)|
|Working Time Arrangements 2006||n/a||Working Time Arrangements, Australia, Nov 2006 (cat. no. 6342.0)|
|Work in Selected Culture and Leisure Activities 2007||n/a||Work in Selected Culture and Leisure Activities, Australia, Apr 2007 (cat no. 6281.0)|
Detailed information on the data collections from which these ABS products are sourced can also be found under the Labour Topic in the Guide to Migrant Statistical Sources
(cat. no. 3414.0).
For more information and statistics about migrants and the Labour Force, please refer to:
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery
(cat. no. 6291.0.55.001)
The Labour Force survey has four regularly updated datacubes of migrant related data available on a monthly basis. These datacubes are available in Summary Record Database (SRD) format. To view these files, you will need to install the SuperTABLE software
. It is free to download and is used to view and manipulate data in multi-dimensional tables. For help and information on SuperTABLE go to 'How do I download data cubes with a SRD file extension?'
The relevant migrant tables are as follows:
LM4 - Labour Force Status by Elapsed years since arrival, Major country group (subcontinent) of birth (SACC), Sex, State and Territory, January 1991 onwards
LM5 - Labour Force Status by Age, Major country group (subcontinent) of birth (SACC) and Sex, January 1991 onwards
LM7 - Labour Force Status by Elapsed years since arrival, Main English speaking countries, Sex, State and Territory, January 1991 onwards