From today’s West Australian:
Migrants work hard, earn less
Migrants earn less than people born in Australia, despite evidence that they work harder and are better educated.
A fresh Australian Bureau of Statistics analysis showed migrants made up 29 per cent of Australia’s unemployed compared with 67 per cent of Australian born residents.
However, their wages remained lower, with 34 per cent earning $399 or less a week and 16 per cent getting $150 -$249. In contrast, most Australian-born residents earned $400-$599 a week and only 26 per cent earned $399 or less.
The analysis found just over 50 per cent of all migrants completed Year 12 or equivalent compared with 31 per cent of Australian-born residents. A further 41 per cent of migrants complted some form of further study in contrast with 30 per cent of Australian-born residents