Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA): the Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants

Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA): the Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants is a long term project researching how humanitarian migrants settle into life in Australia. It is the first long-term study of humanitarian migrants to Australia and to date has released data from the first three waves.

This report provides a quick and easy reference for policy makers and service providers needing evidence to inform their work. It provides a detailed description of migration experiences, settlement experiences and socio-economic characteristics of a large group of humanitarian migrants. It also examines the association between variations in these characteristics and experiences with the settlement outcomes of respondents.

The infographic provides a snapshot of findings from the report and is available in two printing formats.

The wave 4 update (addendum to the report) continues the story of the group of humanitarian migrants that BNLA is following, focusing on their outcomes in learning English, education, employment, income and financial stress, health, community support and participation in their fourth year as permanent residents in Australia.

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