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Migration Programme statistics

The following table contains Migration Programme outcomes for 2009–10 to 2012-13 and planning levels for 2013–14 and 2014-15.


Migration Programme outcomes for 2009–10 to 2012–13 and planning levels for 2013–14 and 2014-15
Category 2009–10 Outcome 2010–11 Outcome 2011–12 Outcome 2012–13 Outcome 2013–14 Planning level 10 2014–15 Planning level 10
Family stream
Partner1 44 755 41 994 45 150 46 325 47 525 47 825
Child2 3 544 3 300 3 700 3 850 3 850 3 885
Other family3 2 468 750 1 252 1 285 585 500
Parent4 9 487 8 499 8 502 8 725 8 925 8 675
Total family 60 254 54 543 58 604 60 185 60 885 60 885
Family as per cent of total programme 35.7% 32.3% 31.7% 31.7% 32.0% 32.0%
Skill stream
Employer sponsored5 40 987 44 345 46 554 47 740 47 250 48 250
RSMS (included above) 11 120 16 471 20 510
Skilled independent 37 315 36 167 37 772 44 251 44 990 43 990
State/territory sponsored6 18 889 16 175 22 247 21 637
Skilled Australian sponsored7 3 688 9 117 11 800 8 132
State/territory and regional nominated8 28 850 28 850
Distinguished talent 199 125 180 200 200 200
Business innovation and investment programme9 6 789 7 796 7 202 7 010 7 260 7 260
1 November onshore 1 0 0 3 0 0
Total skill 107 868 113 725 125 755 128 973 128 550 128 550
Skill as per cent of total programme 64.0% 67.4% 68.0% 68.0% 67.7% 67.7%
Total special eligibility 501 417 639 842 565 565
Total programme 168 623 168 685 184 998 190 000 190 000 190 000

Note:

  • Migration Programme 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 Programme in that year.

1 Includes spouse, fiancé and interdependent partners. Net outcome as places taken by provisional visa holders who do not subsequently obtain permanent visas are returned to the Migration Programme 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/territory sponsored and Skilled Australian sponsored (Skilled Independent Regional) categories have been amalgamated into State/territory and regional nominated category since 2013–14.

9 Known as business skills prior to July 2012.

10 Initial planning levels.