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A summary of current immigration statistics including permanent additions, settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.

Image of Net Overseas Migration  report - June 2014 The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration – June 2014 (739KB PDF)
A report providing forecasts of net overseas migration by flow and major visa component to June 2018.
Release date: August 2014
Released: quarterly
Image of Net Overseas Migration  report - September 2012 Net Overseas Migration – September 2012 (820KB PDF)
The report analyses net overseas migration arrival/departures by visa major group and countries of citizenship.
Release date: August 2014
Released: quarterly
Image the people of Australia census report from the 2011 census The People of Australia – Statistics from the 2011 Census (1.2MB PDF)
The People of Australia draws upon publicly available data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing, and provides detailed information on the characteristics of the Australian population. These characteristics include birthplace, language, education, religion, English proficiency and ancestry, amongst others.
Release date: June 2014
Image of the State and territory migration summary  – March 2014 State and territory migration summary – March 2014 (809KB PDF)
A report providing information on temporary visa grants and permanent migration program
outcomes at the state/territory and statistical division level.
Release date: June 2014
Released: quarterly
Image of the Outlook for Net Overseas Migration – March 2014 The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration – March 2014 (727KB PDF)
A report providing forecasts of net overseas migration by flow and major visa component to June 2018.
Release date: May 2014
Released: quarterly
Image of State and Territory migration summary report - June 2013 Net Overseas Migration – June 2012 (776KB PDF)
The report analyses net overseas migration arrival/ departures by visa major group and countries of citizenship.
Release date: May 2014
Released: quarterly
Image of State and Territory migration summary report - June 2013 Net Overseas Migration – March 2012 (785KB PDF)
The report analyses net overseas migration arrival/ departures by visa major group and countries of citizenship.
Release date: May 2014
Released: quarterly
Image of State and Territory migration summary report - June 2013 State and Territory migration summary report - December 2013 (1.4MB PDF)
A report providing information on temporary visa grants and permanent migration program outcomes at the state/territory and statistical division level.
Release date: March 2014
Released: 6 monthly
Image of The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration – December 2013 (888KB PDF)
A report providing forecasts of net overseas migration by flow and major visa component to June 2017.
Release date: February 2014
Released: quarterly
Image of State and Territory migration summary report - June 2013 State and Territory migration summary report - June 2013 (748KB PDF)
A report providing information on temporary visa grants and permanent migration program outcomes at the state/territory and statistical division level.
Release date: December 2013
Released: 6 monthly
Image of The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration – September 2013 (748KB PDF)
A report providing forecasts of net overseas migration by flow and major visa component to June 2017.
Release date: November 2013
Released: quarterly
Image of Regional Net Overseas Migration publication cover Regional Net Overseas Migration – Year ending June 2005 to 2017 (1.8MB PDF)
A report providing annual estimates and forecasts of net overseas migration by capital city/balance of state, flow and major visa component to June 2017.
Release date: November 2013
Released: annually
Image of Asylum Trends – Australia 2012–13 cover Asylum Trends – Australia 2012–13 (201MB PDF)
Annual Publication Asylum statistical information.
Release date: November 2013
Released: annually
Image of Australia's offshore humanitarian program 2012–13 cover Australia's offshore humanitarian program 2012-–13 (920KB PDF)
This publication provides statistical information on the offshore component of the Humanitarian Program.
Release date: September 2013
Released: annually
Image of The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration – June 2013 (373KB PDF)
A report providing forecasts of net overseas migration by flow and major visa component to June 2017.
Release date: August 2013
Released: quarterly
Image of The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration – March 2013 (367KB PDF)
A report providing forecasts of net overseas migration by flow and major visa component to June 2017.
Release date: June 2013
Released: quarterly
Image of Migration to Australia's states and territories, 2011–12 publication

Migration to Australia's states and territories, 2011–12
The report is a statistical summary of permanent and temporary migration activity to each of the states and territories for the 2011–12 program year. It also includes information on population growth, relevant data from the 2011 Census and maps detailing the distribution of recent migrants.
Release date: June 2013
Released: annually

Image of Australia's Migration Trends – 2011–12 Edition – May 2013 publication

Australia's Migration Trends – 2011–12 Edition – May 2013
Information on the characteristics of Australia's population, the composition of Australia's immigration programs, the economics of migration and the movement of people into and out of Australia.
Release date: May 2013
Released: annually

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State and Territory Migration – 2012–13 to 31 December 2012 (2.2MB PDF)
A report providing information on temporary visa grants and permanent migration program outcomes at the state/territory and statistical division level.
Release date: May 2013
Released: 6 monthly

Image of The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration – December 2012 (633KB PDF)
A report providing forecasts of net overseas migration by flow and major visa component to June 2016.
Release date: March 2013
Released: quarterly
Image of Australia’s offshore humanitarian program 2011-12 Australia's offshore humanitarian program 2011–12 (656KB PDF)
Publication provides statistical information on the offshore component of the Humanitarian Program.
Release date: January 2013
Released: annually
Image of Asylum Trends- Australia 2011–12 Asylum Trends – Australia 2011–12 (709KB PDF)
Annual Publication Asylum statistical information.
Release date: December 2012
Released: annually
Image of The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration - September 2012 (1MB PDF)
A report providing forecasts of net overseas migration by flow and major visa component to June 2016.
Release date: December 2012
Released: quarterly
Image of Ministerial Intevention Statistics – 2011-12 Ministerial Intervention Statistics - Australia 2011-12
A statistical overview of Ministerial Intervention requests and outcomes for program year 2012-13 (July to December 2012).
Release date: May 2013
Released: bi-annually
Image of The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration - June 2012 (933KB PDF) (revised)
A report providing forecasts of net overseas migration by flow and major visa component to June 2016.
Release date: September 2012
Released: quarterly
Image of Australia’s offshore humanitarian program Australia's offshore humanitarian program 2010-11 (316KB PDF)
Publication provides statistical information on the offshore component of the Humanitarian Program.
Release date: August 2012
Released: annually
Population Flows 2010-11 Population Flows – 2010–11 Edition – May 2012
Information on the characteristics of Australia's population, the composition of Australia's
immigration programs, the economics of migration and the movement of people into and out of Australia.
Release date: May 2012
Released: annually
Image of The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration – March 2012 (521KB PDF)
A report providing forecasts and projections of net overseas migration by flow and major visa component to June 2015.
Release date: May 2012
Released: quarterly
Image of Immigration Update July to December 2011

Immigration Update July to December 2011 (540KB PDF)
A summary of current immigration statistics including permanent additions, settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.
Release date: March 2012
Released: biannually

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The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration – December 2011 (445KB PDF)
A report providing forecasts and projections of net overseas migration by flow and major visa component to June 2015.
Release date: February 2012
Released: quarterly

Image of Trends in Migration: Australia 2010–11 Trends in Migration: Australia 2010–11 (1.9MB PDF)
The report contains analysis and commentary on migration activity for the 2010–11 program year, concentrating on the flows of temporary and permanent migrants and on emigration, return migration and illegal migration. The publication is an annual submission to the OECD's Continuous Reporting System on Migration (SOPEMI).
Release date: February 2012
Released: annually
Image of Asylum Trends- Australia 2010–11 Asylum Trends- Australia 2010–11 (797KB PDF)
Annual Publication Asylum statistical information.
Release date: November 2011
Released: annually
Image of The Outlook for Net Overseas migration – September 2011 The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration - September 2011 (396KB PDF)
A report providing forecasts and projections of net overseas migration by flow and major visa component over the next five years.
Release date: September 2011
Released: quarterly
Emigration 2010-11 Australia Emigration 2010–2011 Australia (439KB PDF)
A summary of current emigration statistics including permanent arrivals and departures, long term arrivals and departures by selected criteria.
Release date: October 2011
Released: annually
Immigration Update 2010-2011 Immigration Update 2010–2011 (527KB PDF)
A summary of current immigration statistics including permanent additions, settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.
Release date: October 2011
Released: bi-annually
Settler Arrivals 2010-2011 Settler Arrivals 2010–2011 (537KB PDF)
A summary of settler arrivals statistics by birthplace, state of intended residence and eligibility category for the period 2000-01 to 2010-11.
Release date: October 2011
Released: annually
Asylum Statistics - Australia 2010-11 publication Asylum Statistics - Australia Quarterly Tables
Selected statistical tables on Protection visa applications from non-illegal maritime arrivals and refugee status determination information on illegal maritime arrivals.
Released: quarterly
Image of The Outlook for Net Overseas migration – July 2011 The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration – July 2011 (691KB PDF)
A report providing forecasts and projections of net overseas migration by flow and major visa component over the next five years.
Release date: July 2011
Released: quarterly
Image of Immigration update – July to December 2010 Immigration Update July to December 2010 (468KB PDF)
A summary of current immigration statistics including permanent additions, settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.
Release date: June 2011
Released: bi-annually
Population Flows 2009-10 Population Flows – 2009–10 Edition – June 2011
Information on the characteristics of Australia's population, the composition of Australia's immigration programs and the movement of people into and out of Australia.
Release date: June 2011
Released: annually
The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration – May 2011 The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration – May 2011 (343KB PDF)
A report providing forecasts and projections of net overseas migration by flow and major visa component to 2014.
Release date: May 2011
Released: quarterly
Image of Immigration update – 2009-2010 Immigration Update 2009 – 2010 (558KB PDF)
A summary of current immigration statistics including permanent additions, settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.
Release date: December 2010
Released: bi-annually
Image of Emigration update 2009-2010 Emigration 2009 – 2010 Australia (445KB PDF)
A summary of current emigration statistics including permanent arrivals and departures, long term arrivals and departures by selected criteria.
Release date: December 2010
Released: annually
Image of Settler Arrivals 2009 – 2010 Settler Arrivals 2009 – 2010 (508KB PDF)
A summary of settler arrivals statistics by birthplace, state of intended residence and eligibility category for the period 1998-99 to 2009-10.
Release date: December 2010
Released: annually
Image of Immigration update – July to December 2009 Immigration Update July to December 2009 (547KB PDF)
A summary of current immigration statistics including permanent additions, settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.
Release date: June 2010
Released: bi-annually
Population Flows 2008-09

Population Flows – 2008–09 Edition
Information on the characteristics of Australia's population, the composition of Australia's immigration programs and the movement of people into and out of Australia.
Release date: May 2010
Released: annually

Image of Immigration update – 2008 – 2009 Immigration Update 2008 – 2009 (576KB PDF)
A summary of current immigration statistics including permanent additions, settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.
Release date: January 2010
Released: bi-annually
Image of Settler Arrivals 2008 – 2009 Settler Arrivals 2008 – 2009 (488KB PDF)
A summary of settler arrivals statistics by birthplace, state of intended residence and eligibility category for the period 1998-99 to 2008-09.
Release date: December 2009
Released: annually
Image of Emigration update 2008-2009 Emigration 2008-2009 Australia (376KB PDF)
A summary of current emigration statistics including permanent arrivals and departures, long term arrivals and departures by selected criteria.
Release date: December 2009
Released: annually
Image of Immigration update - July to December 2008 Immigration Update - July to December 2008 (549KB PDF)
A summary of current immigration statistics including permanent additions, settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.
Release date: May 2009
Released: bi-annually
Image of Population Flow 2007-08 Edition Population Flows – 2007-08 Edition
Information on the characteristics of Australia's population, the composition of Australia's immigration programs and the movement of people into and out of Australia.
Release date: March 2009
Released: annually
Immigration Update 2007 - 2008 Immigration Update 2007 - 2008 (572KB PDF)
A summary of current immigration statistics including permanent additions, settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.
Release date: December 2008
Released: bi-annually
Settler Arrivals 2007 - 2008 Settler Arrivals 2007 - 2008 (507KB PDF)
A summary of settler arrivals statistics by birthplace, state of intended residence and eligibility category for the period 1997-98 to 2007-08.
Release date: September 2008
Released: annually
Emigration 2007-2008 Emigration 2007-2008 Australia (395KB PDF)
A summary of current emigration statistics including permanent arrivals and departures, long term arrivals and departures by selected criteria.
Release date: October 2008
Released: annually
Immigration Update December 2007 Immigration Update December 2007 (545KB PDF)
A summary of current immigration statistics including settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.
Release date: May 2008
Released: bi-annually
Population Flows 2006-07

Population Flows – 2006-07 Edition
Information on the characteristics of Australia's population, the composition of Australia's immigration programs and the movement of people into and out of Australia.
Release date: March 2008
Released: annually

Emigration Immigration Update 2006-2007 (633KB PDF)
A summary of current immigration statistics including permanent additions, settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.
Release date: January 2008
Released: bi-annually
Emigration

Emigration 2006-2007 Australia (633KB PDF)
A summary of current emigration statistics including permanent arrivals and departures, long term arrivals and departures by selected criteria.
Release date: October 2007
Released: annually

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Settler Arrivals 2006 - 2007 (491KB PDF)
A summary of settler arrivals statistics by birthplace, state of intended residence and eligibility category for the period 1996-97 to 2006-07.
Release date: September 2007
Released: annually

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Immigration Update December 2006 (599KB PDF)
A summary of current immigration statistics including settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.
Release date: April 2007
Released: bi-annually

Image of Emigration 2005 - 2006 Australia cover page

Emigration 2005 – 2006 Australia (494KB PDF)
A summary of current emigration statistics including permanent arrivals and departures, long term arrivals and departures by selected criteria.
Release date: March 2007
Released: annually

Population Flows 05/06

Population Flows – 2005 – 06 Edition
Information on the characteristics of Australia's population, the composition of Australia's immigration programs and the movement of people into and out of Australia.
Release date: January 2007
Released: annually

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Immigration Update 2005-2006 (627KB PDF)
A summary of current immigration statistics including permanent additions, settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.
Release date: November 2006
Released: bi-annually

Image of Settler Arrivals 2005 - 2006 cover page Settler Arrivals 2005 - 2006 (707KB PDF)
A summary of settler arrivals statistics by birthplace, state of intended residence and eligibility category for the period 1995-96 to 2005-06.
Released: annually
Image of Immigration Update December 2005 cover page Immigration Update December 2005 (523KB PDF)
A summary of current immigration statistics including permanent additions, settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.
Release date: April 2006
Released: bi-annually
Image of Population Flows 2004-05 Edition cover page

Population Flows - 2004-05 Edition
Information on the characteristics of Australia's population, the composition of Australia's immigration programs and the movement of people into and out of Australia.
Release date: January 2006
Released: annually

Image of Immigration Update June 2005 cover page Immigration Update June 2005 (556KB PDF)
A summary of current immigration statistics including permanent additions, settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.
Release date: December 2005
Released: bi-annually
Image of Settler Arrivals 2004 - 2005 cover page

Settler Arrivals 2004 - 2005 (703KB PDF)
A summary of settler arrivals statistics by birthplace and state of intended residence for the period 1994-95 to 2004-05.
Release date: November 2005
Released: annually

Image of Immigration Update July - December 2004 cover page Immigration Update July - December 2004 (532KB PDF)
A summary of current immigration statistics including settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.
Release date: June 2005
Released: bi annually
Image of Immigration Snapshot 2003-04 cover page

Immigration Snapshot 2003-04 (474KB PDF)
Brochure containing immigration and related statistics at a glance.
Release date: March 2005

Image of Immigration Update June 2004 cover page

Immigration Update June 2004
A summary of current immigration statistics including settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.
Release date: January 2005
Released: bi-annually

Image of Population Flows 2003-04 Edition cover page

Population Flows - 2003-04 Edition
Information on the characteristics of Australia's population, the composition of Australia's immigration programs and the movement of people into and out of Australia.
Release date: January 2005
Released: annually

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Settler Arrivals 1993-94 to 2003-04 (292KB PDF)
A summary of settler arrivals statistics by birthplace and state of intended residence for the period 1993-94 to 2003-04.
Release date: November 2004
Released: annually

Population Flows 2002-03 Edition

Population Flows - 2002-03 Edition
Information on the characteristics of Australia's population, the composition of Australia's immigration programs and the movement of people into and out of Australia.
Release date: March 2004
Released: annually

Statistical Focus - 2001 Classification of Countries into English Proficiency Groups

Statistical Focus - 2001 Classification of Countries into English Proficiency Groups
A Statistical Profile of those people resident in Australia at the time of the 2001 Census who spoke a language other than English. Also outlines changes in the English Proficiency Group Classification, 2001.
Release date: August 2003

Immigration, Population and Citizenship Digest - 2002 Edition

Immigration, Population and Citizenship Digest - 2002 Edition
Quick and easy access to the most sought after information on the characteristics of Australia's population, the composition of Australia's immigration programs, settlement services, multicultural and citizenship programs as well as the movement of people into and out of Australia.
Release date: May 2003
Released: annually

Consolidated Statistics

Consolidated Statistics
Statistics on immigration and related topics including population, overseas arrivals and departures, onshore resident visa grants, citizenship conferrals, temporary entrants present in Australia and visas granted offshore.
Release date: July 2002
Released: ceased production

Immigration Update July - December 2002

Immigration Update 2002 - 2003
Introducing a new concept on permanent additions. A summary of current immigration statistics including settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas. Reference period: 2002-2003.
Release date: May 2004
Released: bi-annually

Population Flows - 2001 Edition

Population Flows - 2001 Edition
Information on the characteristics of Australia's population, the composition of Australia's immigration programs and the movement of people into and out of Australia.
Release date: February 2002
Released: annually

Immigration - Federation to Century’s End

Immigration - Federation to Century’s End
1901-2001

This publication is an overview of the migration and population history of Australia in the 20th century, bringing together data from a variety of sources.
Release date: October 2001

Temporary Entrants 1999-2000

Temporary Entrants 1999-2000
This report provides arrivals statistics for 1999-2000 of persons who entered Australia holding temporary entry visas. Data are presented by Country of Residence, by Citizenship and, where possible, by Intended State of Stay, Intended Length of Stay, Major Port of Arrival, Age Group and Sex. Stock data are also provided on the numbers of temporary entrants in Australia as at 30 June 1999 and 30 June 2000. These data show the numbers of persons in Australia according to their Citizenship and visa category.
Release date: February 2001
Released: annually

Population Flows - 2000 Edition

Population Flows - 2000 Edition
Information on the characteristics of Australia's population, the composition of Australia's immigration programs and the movement of people into and out of Australia.
Release date: December 2000
Released: annually

Immigration in Brief

Immigration in Brief ( 43KB PDF file)
Brochure containing immigration and related statistics at a glance.
Release date: December 2000
Released: annually

Category Jumping

Category Jumping
This special report was prepared for the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs and the Australian Bureau of Statistics by Siew-Ean Khoo and Peter McDonald of the Demography Program at the Australian National University. It examines the current methodology and assumptions used in estimating category jumping. It looks at the trend in category jumping, its two components and its effect on net overseas migration and the estimated resident population. The study also investigates the approaches used in other countries similar to Australia to estimate net overseas migration.
Release date: November 2000


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