Migration Program Statistics

The following table contains Migration Program outcomes for 2008–09 to 2011–12 and planning levels for 2012–13 and 2013–14.

We can see that the focus is on bringing Skilled migrants in, with 67% of the allocation given to the skills stream vs family stream. However looking at the individual categories, we see that the partner, employer sponsored and skilled independent categories are roughly on equal footing with each other as well as having the highest allocation levels.

Category 2008–09 Outcome 2009–10 Outcome 2010–11 Outcome 2011–12 Outcome 2012–13 Planning Levels 9 2013–14 Planning Levels 10
Family Stream
Partner1 42 098 44 755 41 994 45 150 46 325 47 525
Child2 3238 3544 3300 3700 3850 3850
Other Family3 2530 2468 750 1252 1285 585
Parent4 8500 9487 8499 8502 8725 8925
Total Family 56 366 60 254 54 543 58 604 60 185 60 885
Family as per cent of total program 32.9% 35.7% 32.3% 31.7% 31.7% 32.0%
Skill Stream
Employer Sponsored5 38 026 40 987 44 345 46 554 47 250 47 250
RSMS (included above) 11 120 16 471 16 000
Skilled Independent 44 594 37 315 36 167 37 772 45 550 44 990
State/Territory Sponsored6 14 055 18 889 16 175 22 247 24 650
Skilled Australian Sponsored7 10 504 3688 9117 11 800 4200
States / Territory and Regional Nominated8 28 850
Distinguished Talent 201 199 125 180 200 200
Business Innovation and Investment Program9 7397 6789 7796 7202 7400 7260
1 November Onshore 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total Skill 114 777 107 868 113 725 125 755 129 250 128 550
Skill as per cent of total program 67.0% 64.0% 67.4% 68.0% 68.0% 67.7%
Total Special Eligibility 175 501 417 639 565 565
Total Program 171 318 168 623 168 685 184 998 190 000 190 000

Note:

    • Migration Program numbers do not include New Zealand citizens or holders of Secondary Movement Offshore Entry (Temporary), Secondary Movement Relocation (Temporary) and Temporary Protection Visas and are detailed at the top of the planning range.
    • Outcome is the net outcome as cancelled visas are returned to the Migration Program in that year.

 

  • The 2013-14 planning levels do not include the additional 4000 places for family members of humanitarian entrants as per the Expert Panel’s recommendation.

 

 

  • 1 Includes spouse, fiancé and interdependent. Net outcome as places taken by provisional visa holders who do not subsequently obtain permanent visas are returned to the Migration Program in the year that the temporary visas expire.
  • 2 Includes Child, Adoption, Dependant Child and Orphan Relative.
  • 3 Includes Aged Dependant, Carer and Remaining Relatives.
  • 4
    Includes Contributory and Non-contributory Parents.
  • 5 Includes Employer Nomination Scheme and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.
  • 6 Includes State/Territory Nominated Independent and Skilled Independent Regional.
  • 7 Includes brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, non-dependent children, working age parents, grandchildren and first cousins who have been skill tested.
  • 8 State and Territory Sponsored and Skilled Australian Sponsored (Skilled Independent Regional) categories have been amalgamated into State/Territory and Regional Nominated category in the 2013–14 Program.
  • 9 Known as Business Skills prior to July 2012.
  • 10 Initial Planning Levels.source: http://www.immi.gov.au/media/statistics/statistical-info/visa-grants/migrant.htm

 

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