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3414.0 - Guide to Migrant Statistical Sources, 2011 (Edition 2)  
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AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS (ABS)

NAME OF COLLECTION

Net Overseas Migration Travellers Characteristics Database

OVERVIEW

The Net Overseas Migration (NOM) Travellers Characteristics Database is an analytical data set derived from international travellers who have contributed to the final NOM component of Estimated Resident Population. It records certain characteristics for any traveller who has contributed to NOM whether they are a NOM arrival or a NOM departure. The database provides for further analysis and research on international migration.

ABS statistics on NOM are calculated using administrative data collected and compiled by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). The main source of data on overseas migration is the incoming and outgoing passenger cards completed by all persons arriving in or departing from Australia. Data from passports and visa (entry permit) applications and approvals are also provided by DIAC’s Travel and Immigration Processing System (TRIPS).

DATA DETAIL

DATA ITEMS RELEVANT TO MIGRANTS AND ETHNICITY

The following variables may be made available on request for final data only:

  • Country of birth
  • Citizenship
  • Reference year/quarter
  • Visa type
  • Type of traveller
  • Age (as at June 30)
  • Sex
  • Country of residence
  • Main reason for journey
  • State or territory of intended address/in which most time was spent

Data is available from December quarter 2003 and special data services are available on request.

Additional information and publications can be found in Demography - general section on the ABS website.

CONTACT DETAILS

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service.

Phone: 1300 135 070
Fax: 1300 135 211
Post: Client Services, ABS, GPO Box 796, Sydney 2001
Email: client.services@abs.gov.au


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