3415.0 - Migrant Data Matrices, Nov 2011  
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For this topic, 17 data cubes are currently available. Examples of data items contained in data cubes within this topic include: labour force status; unemployment rate; participation rate; full-time and part-time status; occupation in current job; weekly earnings; leave entitlements; trade union membership; hours usually worked; migration status and type of visa by labour force status; whether had a job or looked for a job since arrival; occupation before arrival in Australia; persons not in the labour force; time since last job; main activity when not in the labour force; steps taken to find work; underemployment status, part-time workers who would prefer more hours; single jobholders; multiple jobholders; work in selected cultural and leisure activities.

Migrant Data Matrices Data Cube

The Migrant Data Matrices data cube shows which migrant related data items are available for each of the source products. The Migrant Data Matrices data cube is presented in a number of formats; alphabetically, by survey reference year and for each topic. Each source product data cube is represented by a Product name (i.e. column headers). If data is available for a migrant related data item a 'yes' appears in the corresponding row of that data item in the column.

Whilst in the Migrant Data Matrices data cube, simply click on the Product name (i.e. column headers) to download the data cube of interest. The latest available releases of the data cubes are also available from the Downloads tab. For further information on how to use the Matrices or how to download spreadsheets click on the following links:

How to use the Matrices

How do I download Time Series Spreadsheets

Migrant population, Glossary and Guide to Migrant Statistical Sources

The migrant population referred to in these data cubes reflects the definition of a 'migrant' as described in the Glossary of migrant related terms unless otherwise stated. This glossary also contains definitions of other migrant related data items represented in the tables however, it is recommended that you refer to the specific glossary of each individual collection for an accurate description of the relevant data item within that collection. The Australian born population is included in the data cubes for comparative purposes.

Detailed information on the data collections from which these ABS products are sourced can be found under the Labour Topic in the Guide to Migrant Statistical Sources (cat. no. 3414.0).

The Characteristics of Recent Migrants Survey

The Characteristics of Recent Migrants, Australia, Nov 2010 survey collects information about the labour force status and other characteristics of 'recent migrants' and 'temporary residents'. Recent migrants are defined as people who were born overseas, arrived in Australia after 2000, were aged 15 years and over on arrival, were not an Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen on arrival, do not hold New Zealand citizenship, and have permanent Australian resident status. Information is also included for temporary residents who planned to stay in Australia for 12 months or more.

The following links take you to the .pdf and data cubes, Main Features of the publication and the Explanatory notes.

Characteristics of Recent Migrants, Australia, Nov 2010

Main Features - Characteristics of Recent Migrants, Australia, Nov 2010 (cat. no. 6250.0)
Explanatory Notes - Characteristics of Recent Migrants, Australia, Nov 2010 (cat. no. 6250.0)

The Labour Force Survey

6291.0.55.001 Labour Force, Australia, Detailed Electronic Delivery

The Labour Force survey has four regularly updated datacubes of migrant related data available on a monthly basis. These datacubes are available in Summary Record Database (SRD) format. To view these files, you will need to install the SuperTABLE software. It is free to download and is used to view and manipulate data in multi-dimensional tables. For help and information on SuperTABLE go to 'How do I download data cubes with a SRD file extension?'.

The tables are as follows;

LM4_Apr01 - Labour Force Status by Sex, Country of Birth (Major Country Groups), Year of Arrival, State

LM5_Apr01 - Labour Force Status by Sex, Age, Country of Birth (Major Country Groups), State

LM6 - Labour Force Status by Country of Birth (detailed), State, Sex

LM7 - Labour Force Status by Sex, Country of Birth (Main English speaking, other), Year of Arrival, State

(if available)
Education and Work 2010Education and Work, Australia, May 2010 (cat. no. 6227.0)
Employee Earnings Benefits and Trade Union Membership 2006
Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Aug 2006 (cat. no. 6310.0)
Employment Arrangements Retirement and Superannuation 2007
Employment Arrangements Retirement and Superannuation, Australia, Apr to Jul 2007 (Re-issue) (cat. no. 6361.0)
Forms of Employment 2009Forms of Employment, Australia, Nov 2009 (cat. no. 6359.0)
Job Search Experience 2006
Job Search Experience, Australia, Jul 2006 (cat. no. 6222.0)
Labour Force Feb 2007
Labour Force, Australia, Feb 2007 (cat. no. 6202.0)
Characteristics of Recent Migrants Nov 2010Characteristics of Recent Migrants, Australia, Nov 2010 (cat. no. 6250.0)
Labour Mobility 2010
Labour Mobility, Australia, Feb 2010 (cat. no. 6209.0)
Persons Not In The Labour Force 2007
Persons Not In The Labour Force, Australia, Sep 2007 (cat. no. 6220.0)
Underemployed Workers 2007
Underemployed Workers, Australia, Sep 2007 (cat. no. 6265.0)
Working Time Arrangements 2006
Working Time Arrangements, Australia, Nov 2006 (cat. no. 6342.0)
Work in Selected Culture and Leisure Activities 2007
Work in Selected Culture and Leisure Activities, Australia, Apr 2007 (cat no. 6281.0)