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3417.0 - Understanding migrant outcomes - insights from the Australian Census and Migrants Integrated Dataset, Australia, 2016

Immigration Statistics Migrants Skilled migration Refugees Australia

The 2016 Australian Census and Migrants Integrated Dataset (ACMID) has been created by linking two rich sources of migrant data together, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 Australian Census of Population and Housing and permanent migrant settlement data from the Department of Social Services (DSS). This linked dataset comprises migrants whose arrival date pertaining to their permanent visa was between 1 January 2000 and 9 August 2016 (Census night). 

Through data integration, the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) improves and expands the range of official statistics available to Australian society, and expands the evidence base to support good government policy making, program management and service delivery.The creation of new datasets for statistical and research purposes enables the ABS to enhance the value of Census data and leverage more information from the combination of individual datasets than is available from the separate datasets. 

This publication provides an overview of selected social and economic characteristics of migrants from the Census by migrants' entry conditions (e.g. visa status, location onshore or offshore and whether a main or secondary applicant). Information about the nature and quality of the dataset and the data linkage is presented in the Explanatory Notes.

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