6250.0.25.002 - Microdata: Characteristics of Recent Migrants, Australia, November 2016 Quality Declaration 
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INTRODUCTION

This product provides a range of information about the release of microdata from the 2016 Characteristics of Recent Migrants survey (CoRMS), including details about the survey methodology and how to use the microdata product; TableBuilder. A data item list and information on the conditions of use and the quality of the microdata, as well as the definitions used, are also provided. A TableBuilder is an online tool for creating tables and graphs.

Microdata are the most detailed information available from a survey and are generally the responses to individual questions on the questionnaire or data derived from two or more questions.

The CoRMS was conducted in November 2016 throughout Australia as a supplement to the monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS). CoRMS provides data about the labour force status and other characteristics of recent migrants and temporary residents along with general demographic and employment characteristics of recent migrants and temporary residents. Information available from the survey includes the type of visa held by recent migrants and temporary residents on arrival in Australia, education and employment before and after arriving in Australia, any difficulties experienced finding work since migration and proficiency in English.

Where a recent migrant is defined as a person who;

  • was born overseas,
  • who first arrived to live in Australia (for one year or more) after 2006,
  • was aged 15 years or over on arrival,
  • was not an Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen on arrival,
  • does not currently hold New Zealand citizenship, and
  • has permanent Australian resident status.

A temporary resident is defined as a person who:
  • was born overseas,
  • who first arrived to live in Australia (for one year or more) after 2006,
  • was aged 15 years or over on arrival,
  • was not an Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen on arrival,
  • does not currently hold New Zealand citizenship, and
  • has a temporary visa.

Further information about this product, and other information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata in general, is available from the Microdata Entry Page. Before applying for access, users should read and familiarise themselves with the information contained in the User Manual: TableBuilder.


APPLYING FOR ACCESS

To apply for access to TableBuilder, register and apply in the Registration Centre.

Further information on access steps can be found in How to Apply for Microdata.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information about the survey and the microdata can be found in the various pages associated with this product, including:
  • A detailed list of data items for the 2016 CORMS TableBuilder, available in the Downloads tab.
  • The Quality Declaration and Abbreviations in the Explanatory Notes tab.
  • Other related products on the Related Information tab.


SUPPORT

For further support in the use of this product, please contact Microdata Access Strategies on 02 6252 7714 or via microdata.access@abs.gov.au.


DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Data collected in the survey but not included in TableBuilder may be available from the ABS, on request, as statistics in tabulated form.

Subject to confidentiality and sampling variability constraints, special tabulations can be produced incorporating data items, populations and geographic areas selected to meet individual requirements. These are available, on request, on a fee for service basis. Contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or client.services@abs.gov.au for further information.


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