IN THIS ISSUE
The Personal Income Tax and Migrants Integrated Dataset (PITMID) provides experimental estimates of the personal income of migrants and improves and expands the range of official statistics available to Australian society, and improves the evidence base to support good government policy making, program management and service delivery.
It does this by integrating migrant data from two non-ABS datasets, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Personal Income Tax (PIT) records and the Department of Social Services (DSS) Settlement Database (SDB) to create a new dataset for statistical and research purposes. This enables the ABS to enhance the value of Australian Government administrative data and leverage more information from the combination of individual dataset than in available from the separate datasets.
Information about this project is included on the Project Register of Data Integration Projects on the National Statistical Service (NSS) website.
A detailed assessment regarding the quality of the linkages has been conducted and can be found in the Research Paper: Feasibility Study of Linking Migrant Settlement Records to Personal Income Tax Data (cat. no. 1351.0.55.051). The research paper describes the project, the linking methodology and evaluates the results. It provides a good background and context for the statistical information provided in this publication.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.