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Country Profiles

These Country Profiles bring together a whole of country perspective on permanent and temporary migrant inflows and outflows and provide relevant information, including key statistical data, on the different types of visa categories. The Country Profiles also include key findings relating to emigration from Australia as well as migrants' occupation and demographic characteristics.

Collectively, the Country Profiles provide information for 14 migrant source countries.

These consist of profiles for:

  • the top 10 countries providing the most permanent migrants to Australia, with the addition of Indonesia
  • Afghanistan, Myanmar and Iraq—the largest source countries of humanitarian entrants to Australia.

Country Profiles available for 2012-13

Being among the top 10 does not mean that a country will be in the top 10 across all visa categories. For example the UK which is Australia's third largest provider of both skilled and family migrants, is only ranked 21st as a provider of international students. Current country rankings based on 2012–13 data provide a succinct insight into this issue showing the major source countries for different migration categories.
Current Country Rankings (169kB pdf file)
Current Country Rankings (124kB word file)

Last modified Friday 13 February 2015