3413.0 - Migrant Statistics News, Oct 2012  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/10/2012   
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The fifth edition of the Migrant Data Matrices (cat. no 3415.0) was released on 26 July 2012. The Matrices provide users with links to data on migrants from a wide range of ABS products. Data include a broad selection of demographic, geographic, socio-economic and survey specific items. Each data cube includes a links to the main features and explanatory notes of the source product or collection.

A new ‘quick search data selection tool’ has been developed to enable a user to quickly locate data. It allows a user to click on data items that they are interested in from a list. The data cubes (including a link) are then displayed that include those data. It does not replace the actual ‘Migrant Data Matrices Data Cube’ which can be detached and saved to your personal computer, however, it is a useful way of accessing the data quickly. The new tool is currently accessible only through the ABS Betaworks site that showcases new developments that may or may not be ultimately released into production on the ABS website. If the tool is received favourably by the public, it is hoped that it will feature in future releases of the Matrices product. Your feedback is sought on the product as the more positive feedback it receives from the wider community (as comments to the website) the more likely it will be considered suitable for the ABS Website at a later date.

In terms of the latest release, nine data cubes were added to the increasing list of available migrant data. We hope you have found these additions useful and would appreciate any feedback you may have.

The new and updated data cubes included migrant data from the following surveys:

Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues and Events, 2009-10
Causes of Death, Australia, 2010
Crime Victimisation, Australia, 2010-11
Deaths 2010
Education and Training Experience 2009
Learning and Work 2010-11
Marriages and Divorces 2010
Persons not in the Labour Force 2011
Underemployed Workers 2011