Australia’s CALD Youth Report 2014 was released on the 2014th. The report stated that although young people from non-English speaking countries receive a high level of training, they are still often ignored by employers when applying for jobs.

Only 55.9% of young people from outside Australia are employed

The report shows that only 18% of overseas young people from China, India, the Philippines, and Iraq with different cultural backgrounds and aged between 24 and 55.9 are in employment. In contrast, Australian-born The employment rate of young people is as high as 71.6%.

The main author of the report and a professor at the University of Adelaide, Graeme Hugo, said that it is even more difficult for refugees who come to Australia to find a job. Only about one-third of them have a job, and they belong to the most difficult group of vulnerable groups.

According to statistics since 2011, in 2011, nearly 370 million young people between the ages of 12 and 24 lived in Australia, and nearly 60 were born overseas, of which 40 were born in non-English speaking countries, and 4.8 Ten thousand are refugees in Australia. In Adelaide, there are 2.67 overseas youths aged 12 to 24 whose native language is not English, and about 55% of them are in employment. The situation in other states is similar. Only Western Australia has a better employment situation. 62.6% of overseas youths whose English is not a native language have been employed. In addition, the Northern Territory performed best, with 74.4% of overseas youth whose native language is not English being employed, while the employment rate of Australian youth was 62.2%.


Higher training and education are difficult to get better employment

Professor Hugo said that the report shows that more and more overseas young people in Australia are participating in full-time or part-time education. The current proportion is as high as 58%. In contrast, there are only young people born in Australia. 39%. He said: "In fact, compared with native Australians, these young people from overseas have been better prepared for work and have achieved better qualifications. They should have been more successful."

Obviously this is not the case. Professor Hugo said that this shows that language and cultural barriers are not entirely the reason why young people from non-English speaking countries cannot find jobs. "Discrimination" is also an important factor.

The report was released by Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, the NSW Liberal Party's senator and secretary of the Minister of Social Services. She said that the problems pointed out in the report will make the government pay more attention to education.


Refugees mostly work in industries that Australians do not want to work in

Professor Hugo said that South Australia is not doing very well in encouraging immigrants to settle. For more than 80 years from the 20s to the beginning of this century, South Australia received only 2% to 3% of the national immigrant population. By 2004, the situation had changed. The South Australian government adjusted its population policy to increase the number of immigrants received each year from 3000 to 1.1, most of which came from India or China.

He said that by hiring people with different cultural backgrounds, Australia’s business development will benefit, because it reflects the increasingly diverse characteristics of Australia’s demographic composition, especially in the service industry, hiring people with different languages ​​and cultural backgrounds will increase. To a great help.

Although South Australia's overall immigration reception level is still far behind the national level, South Australia receives a very large number of refugees each year, accounting for about 10% of the total number of refugees received in Australia.

Professor Hugo said: "This is very obvious in non-urban areas. In small towns such as Bordertown, Keith and Naracoorte, the number of refugees is very large, and they have indeed made a huge contribution to regional development. They came here, in Slaughterhouses and other places where Australians are unwilling to go to work."