Annual Report 2010–11

The year at a glance

Table 1: Snapshot of activity in 2010–111

Migration and temporary entry
Total permanent and temporary visas granted 4 320 707
Total temporary visas granted 4 136 116
Temporary visitor visas granted2 3 543 883
Student visas granted (includes student guardians) 251 554
Working Holiday and Work and Holiday visas granted 192 922
Temporary residents visas granted (subclass 457) 90 119
Temporary residents visas granted (other) 57 638
Total Migration Program outcome 168 685
Family Stream outcome 54 543
Skill Stream outcome 113 725
New Zealand migrants 2 107
Special Eligibility 417
Revenue generated by visa applications $927.7 million
Refugee and humanitarian entry
Humanitarian Program visas granted 13 799
Border security
Passenger and crew arrivals and departures 30.05 million
Immigration clearances refused at airports 1 809
Immigration clearances refused at seaports 68
Irregular maritime arrivals (including crew) 4 910
Compliance
Percentage of temporary entrants and permanent visa holders who complied with their visa conditions >99%
Unlawful non-citizens located 13 831
Notices issued to employers of illegal workers 515
Removals and assisted departures 10 175
Detention
Foreign fishers taken into immigration detention 87
Foreign fishers in immigration detention on 30 June 2011 6
Visa overstayers or people who breached visa conditions taken into immigration detention 1 839
Visa overstayers or people who breached visa conditions in immigration detention on 30 June 2011 236
Irregular maritime arrivals taken into immigration detention (including crew) 4 910
Irregular maritime arrivals on 30 June 2011 6 067
Number of people taken into immigration detention 8 874
Number of people released or removed from immigration detention 6 702
Number of people in immigration detention on 30 June 2011 6 403
Settlement
Refugees who arrived and received help through the Integrated Humanitarian Settlement Strategy 12 718
Migrant community service grants managed through the Settlement Grants Program and Community Settlement Services Scheme3 319
Citizenship
Number of people conferred Australian citizenship at ceremonies 95 284
People approved as Australian citizens by conferral, descent and resumption 101 780
Telephone calls to citizenship information line 295 946
Multicultural affairs
Event registrations for Harmony Day 6 214
Client contact
Telephone calls to service centres (general enquiries and citizenship information lines) 1 983 083
Telephone interpreting calls answered 1 140 220
Litigation
Matters resolved in courts and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal 1 707
Percentage in favour of minister (that proceeded to defended hearings in court) 95%
Staff
Australia-based staff 7 885
Overseas staff (locally engaged employees) 994
Total staff as at 30 June 2011 8 879
  1. Figures in the snapshot are not rounded and may differ slightly to rounded figures which appear elsewhere in the report.
  2. Onshore and offshore visitor visas including Electronic Travel Authority grants.
  3. $36 million was provided for 319 Settlement Grants Program projects in 2010–11. This included 319 funding agreements involving 166 organisations being managed.