The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released the latest Migration Trends Report covering the 2013-14 Financial Year. Below are some interesting facts:
What is the makeup of Australia’s population in June 2013?
|Country of birth||Estimated resident population at 30 June 2013|
|People’s Republic of China||427,590|
Source: ABS Migration, Australia (3412.0)
How many PR visas were granted and from which country were the applicants?
|Citizenship||Migration Programme visa places 2013–14|
|People’s Republic of China||
Source data: Migration Reporting, DIBP
India tops the list with 20% share of the total approved visas, followed by China at 14%, UK at 12% and the Philippines at 5.4%.
How many Temporary visas were granted and from which country were the applicants?
|Working Holiday Makers||239,592|
|Temporary Work (Skilled)2||98,571|
|Other temporary visas3||83,034|
Source data: Visa Reporting, DIBP
1. Visitor visas are reported as offshore grants only and exclude a small number where the client is onshore.
2. Excludes subclass 457 Independent Executive.
3. Excludes Bridging visas.
A huge portion of the temporary visas were granted to visitors which covers 84% of the total visa grants. Student visas cover 6.2% of the total visa grants which grew 12.6% from the previous year.
The 457 visa grants (Temporary Work, Skilled) fell 22% from previous year and the top three nationalities who received visa approvals were:
India at 24,521 grants
UK at 16,708 grants, and the
People’s Republic of China at 6159 grants
These information were gathered from the link below:
It will be interesting to see the migration trends for the 2014-2015 financial year. We’ll surely publish this on our website for your information.