Migration – national and international data sources

Australian Bureau of Statistics: Migration Australia (2010-11)(released 2012)

Migration Australia presents statistics on international migration information into and out of Australia, interstate migration within Australia, and information on overseas-born Australian residents. See also Year Book Australia 2009-10, International Migration. http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/subscriber.nsf[...]13010_2009_10.pdf

Australian Government: Department of Immigration and Citizenship

The Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has responsibility for migration, immigration and citizenship. The DIAC website contains extensive practical information on visiting, studying, and working in Australia, citizenship, permanent residency, and visas. Under the “media centre” link, users can obtain access to immigration research including publications, statistics, fact sheets, media releases, speeches, and legislation.

December 18

December 18 is an online organisation dedicated to upholding and protecting the rights of migrants and migrant organisations in different regions according to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (entered into force 2003). December 18 is International Migrant’s Day. The December 18 website is an advocacy, networking and information portal containing extensive information related generally to labour migration. The site provides information about national and international legislative frameworks, as well as access to United Nations documents, charts, road maps, press releases, reports, instruments, agencies, treaty bodies, conference information, and more. The website includes details about related events and activities organised by NGOs, international organisations and intergovernmental agencies. The electronic bulletin, MIGRANT.NEWS, is also available on this site.

Forced Immigration Online

Forced Migration Online (FMO) is hosted by the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford (http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk). FMO is a portal to an extensive variety of online resources dealing with the situation of forced migration worldwide. The site features a comprehensive digital library with access to thousands of full-text documents and journal articles in electronic format. The site also contains basic information on what constitutes forced migration, profiles of partner organisations, links to online refugee study projects, frequently asked questions, a discussion list, information on partner organisation events (conferences, seminars, workshops), photo galleries, handbooks, guidelines, videos and podcasts.

Migration Information Source

The Migration Information Source is a project of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think-tank dedicated to the study of worldwide migration (see http://www.migrationpolicy.org). This site is an online resource containing global data, data tools (i.e. maps, graphs, charts), country resources, facts, press releases, archived and current reports, documents, publications on refugees, internally displaced persons, and asylum seekers.