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3415.0 - Migrant Data Matrices, 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/01/2009   
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HOW TO USE THE MATRICES


VIDEO HELP

A video with captions has been produced to introduce you to the Migrant Matrices. The video demonstrates how to navigate and use the Matrices. Access the online help video or alternatively refer to the following text instructions.


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: Population Characteristics; Labour; Family and Community; Health; Education and Training; Housing; Personal and Household Finances; Culture and Leisure and Crime and Justice.

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 further 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 2006 Census of Population and Housing and the 2007 Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Recent Migrants Survey. Data are also available for the other migrant related data items where 'x' appears in the column.

To access the migrants data cube 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 where a link to the data cube and a link to the Main Features of the product is 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 This will be indicated in the data cube with a 'np' (not for publication).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.

Census of
Population and
Housing 2006
Labour Force Status
and Other
Characteristics of
Recent Migrants 2007

Country of birth (person)
x
x
Country of birth (mother)
x
Country of birth (father)
x
Country of birth (parents)
Country of last residence
x
Duration of residence
Year of arrival in Australia
x
x
Age on arrival in Australia
x
Proficiency in spoken English
x
x
First language spoken as a child
Main language other than English spoken at home
x
x



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 that 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 further 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 each collection, simply click on the link Guide to Migrant Statistical Sources, 2007 (cat.no. 3414.0) located on the matrix page for each topic. 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 relevant topic link in the Guide i.e. Crime and Justice.

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 the matrix page for each topic. 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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