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DSS - Permanent Settlers by Migration Stream (LGA) 2016

This dataset presents the number of permanent settlers in Australia by migrations streams; humanitarian, family and skilled. The data covers migrating settlers arriving between 01/01/2016 and 31/12/2016. The data has been aggregated following the 2011 Local Government Areas (LGA) with available data.

The data in your reports are sourced from the Settlement Database (SDB). Settlement Date uses a combination of either arrival date or grant date depending on where the settler was when their current SDB visa was granted. If a settler was offshore when their current SDB visa was granted then arrival date is used. If a settler was onshore when their current SDB visa was granted then visa grant date is used. SDB data is compiled from a number of sources including Department of Home Affairs, other Commonwealth agencies and service providers.

For more information please visit the Australian Government Data Portal.

Please note:

  • AURIN has spatially enabled the original data.

  • Where the recorded number of settlers is less than 5, the data has been set to null for confidentiality.

  • Settlers which do not have a recorded LGA have been removed from the data.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated December 18, 2020, 04:15 (UTC)
Created September 14, 2018, 05:10 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0 AU)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-AU_Govt_DSS-UoM_AURIN_lga_settlement_data_2016
Aggregation Level lga
Attribute List Geometry, LGA Code, LGA Name, Settlers Granted a Family Sponsored Visa, Settlers Granted a Humanitarian Visa, Settlers Granted a Skilled Worker Visa, State Code, State Name
Attribution Australian Government - Department of Social Services, (2018): DSS - Permanent Settlers by Migration Stream (LGA) 2016; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Australian Government - Department of Social Services 2018
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key lga_code11
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[96.81, -43.75], [159.11, -43.75], [159.11, -9.14], [96.81, -9.14], [96.81, -43.75]]]}