3418.0 - Personal Income of Migrants, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration
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Migrants: 2011-12 income up 17 per cent on previous year
Migrant taxpayers generated $53.4 billion in total personal income in 2011-12, an increase in real terms of 17 per cent on 2010-11, according to figures released by the Australian Business of Statistics (ABS) today.
Most of this income ($49 billion, or 91 per cent) was earned as an employee, with the majority reported by skilled migrants.
"This type of information allows us to get a much better understanding of the sources of personal income earned by migrants each year," said Jenny Dobak from the ABS National Migrants Statistics Unit.
"Now that we have three years of data, we know that for the majority of migrant employees, median incomes generally increase over time."
Skilled migrants had the highest median employee income at $51,992, followed by those with an other permanent visa ($41,941) and those from the family stream ($35,620).
Of skilled migrants, professionals had the highest median employee income ($75,284), followed by skilled managers ($68,609).
Interestingly, humanitarian migrants continued to have the highest median business income ($14,402), although there was a slight decrease in real terms (5.2 per cent) between 2010-11 and 2011-12.
A case study on humanitarian migrant taxpayers showed:
A case study on Indian-born taxpayers showed:
Further information can be found in Personal Income of Migrants, Australia, 2011-12 (cat. no. 3418.0), available for free download from http://www.abs.gov.au.
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