ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents information about the labour force status and other characteristics of 'recent migrants'. For the purposes of this publication, recent migrants are defined as people who were born overseas, arrived in Australia after 1997, were aged 15 years and over on arrival, were not an Australian Citizen on arrival, were not born in New Zealand, do not hold New Zealand citizenship, and have permanent Australian resident status. Information is also provided for people who were temporary residents who planned to stay in Australia for 12 months or more. See the Glossary for more information.
ABOUT THIS SURVEY
The 2007 Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Recent Migrants Survey was conducted throughout Australia as part of the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) Monthly Population Survey. The survey was previously conducted in 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999 and 2004. The name of the survey has changed since the survey was last conducted, from 'Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Migrants' to 'Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Recent Migrants', to reflect a change in scope. In previous years information was collected from migrants who arrived in the 20 years prior to the survey's enumeration, while in 2007 information was collected from migrants who arrived in the 10 years prior to the survey's enumeration.
Unless otherwise specified, differences between data items highlighted in the Summary of Findings are statistically significant. See Technical Note (paragraphs 15 to 17) for further details.
As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.