Over the years, these young migrants from the Middle East, India, South-East Asia and Africa have formed and joined bustling multicultural districts scattered across major metropolitan areas.
With children born overseas or here, Getting By are often in the process of building up, from scratch, their local skills, assets and cross-cultural networks. Many have yet to establish intergenerational wealth and are working to pay the rent and develop a platform for their children’s futures.
A large number of Getting By are teenaged and post-school children still living at home, beginning to find work and explore but in no rush to leave the crowded family nest.
On a tight communal budget, they want to keep fit, look sharp and enjoy the odd night out in the city or family trip to an amusement park.