Continuous survey of Australia's migrants

The CSAM measures the labour market integration of recently arrived migrants in the Skill and Family Streams. Findings from this survey help us to inform the size and composition of Australia's Migration Programme.

Migrants taking part in the CSAM are surveyed on two occasions to capture changes in their labour market status. This provides reliable insights into the migrant integration process, and the extent of underemployment against the backdrop of a changing labour market.

The survey was first run between 2009 and 2011. Since 2013, the Social Research Centre has been conducting the survey on our behalf.

For further information including alternative accessible format, data and copies of the survey questionnaires email

Information and results from 2013

Information and results from 2009 to 2011



Success stories

Andy and Dawn with their children

When Andy and his wife Dawn headed to London from their home near Brighton for an Australian jobs expo, they had no idea they were taking the first steps on a journey that would take them to a new life half-way around the world.


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