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1377.0 - Measures of a knowledge-based economy and society, Australia, 2003  
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Contents >> Innovation and Entrepreneurship Indicators >> International migration of human resources by selected qualifications and occupations

CHARACTERISTIC: KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS AND FLOWS

INDICATOR: International migration of human resources by selected qualifications and occupations

In 200102 there was a net gain of 18,787 persons in selected occupations equivalent to definitions and guidelines in the OECD's manual, The Measurement of Scientific and Technological Activities, Manual on the Measurement of Human Resources Devoted to S&T (Canberra Manual). In particular, the number of computing professionals arriving in Australia was greater than twice the number of those departing permanently or long-term.


PERSONS AGED 15 YEARS AND OVER, ARRIVING AND DEPARTING PERMANENTLY OR LONG-TERM 200102

Arrivals
Departures
Net gain
Occupation
no.
no.
no.

Persons in selected occupations
Specialist managers
6,762
3,840
2,922
Professionals
Natural and physical science
2,324
2,030
294
Building and engineering
9,944
7,131
2,813
Computing
9,478
4,415
5,063
Health
10,656
8,416
2,240
Education
11,001
10,091
910
Other
29,014
24,469
4,545

Total persons in selected occupations
79,179
60,392
18,787

Other occupations
81,110
66,885
14,225
Not stated/inadequately described
22,149
11,620
10,529
Not applicable(a)
125,275
54,376
70,899

Total
307,713
193,273
114,440

(a) Includes retired, pensioners, disabled, housekeepers, students and unemployed.
Source: ABS Human Resources by Selected Qualifications and Occupations Australia, 2001 (cat. no. 8149.0).


STATISTICAL NOTES

Data sources
Persons arriving in, or departing from, Australia provide information in the form of incoming and outgoing passenger cards. Incoming persons also provide information in visa applications, apart from people travelling as Australian and New Zealand citizens. These and other information available to the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs serve as the source of statistics of overseas arrivals and departures published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Long-term departures
Comprise Australian residents who intend to stay abroad for 12 months or more (but not permanently) and overseas visitors departing who stayed 12 months or more in Australia.

Long-term arrivals
Comprise overseas visitors who intend to stay in Australia for 12 months or more (but not permanently) and Australian residents returning after an absence of 12 months or more overseas.

Selected occupations
Occupation data have been classified according to the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations, Second Edition (ASCO) (cat. no 1220.0). ASCO is a skill-based classification of occupations.
Selected occupations are those classified as ASCO occupations:
sub-major group 12, Specialist managers
major group 2, Professionals

Selected qualifications and occupations definitions
These are from definitions and guidelines in the OECD's manual, The Measurement of Scientific and Technological Activities, Manual on the Measurement of Human Resources Devoted to S&T (Canberra Manual)


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