3413.0 - Migrant Statistics News, Apr 2010  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/04/2010   
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The Migrant Data Matrices provide users with links to data on migrants from a range of ABS products and includes a broad selection of demographic, geographic, socioeconomic and survey specific items.

The data items that are included are not exhaustive, but rather provide statistical coverage from a selection of topics such as: Population Characteristics, Labour (Employment), Family and Community, Health, Education and Training, Housing, Personal and Household Finances, Culture and Leisure and Crime and Justice. The product takes its name from the matrix provided on each topic page showing the migrant data items available from each collection. The matrices also include a link to a glossary of migrant related terms and, for each selected ABS topic, links to their main features and to detailed information on the source collection.

The second edition of the matrices was released in January 2009. A review, which is currently underway, will consider how the matrices are used by users and investigate potential improvements, prior to the release of the next edition.

The National Migrant Statistics Unit would like to hear what you think of the Migrant Data Matrices, so that future versions can better meet your needs. If you have any queries, comments or suggestions about the Migrant Data Matrices, please contact the National Migrants Statistics Unit directly by email on <migrant.statistics.unit@abs.gov.au>.