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Migration Programme statistics

The following table contains Migration Programme outcomes for 2008–09 to 2012–13 and planning levels for 2013–14.


Migration Program outcomes for 2008–09 to 2012–13 and planning levels for 2013–14
Category 2008–09 Outcome 2009–10 Outcome 2010–11 Outcome 2011–12 Outcome 2012–13 Outcome 2013–14 Planning levels 10
Family stream
Partner1 42 098 44 755 41 994 45 150 46 325 47 525
Child2 3238 3544 3300 3700 3850 3850
Other family3 2530 2468 750 1252 1285 585
Parent4 8500 9487 8499 8502 8725 8925
Total family 56 366 60 254 54 543 58 604 60 185 60 885
Family as per cent of total programme 32.9% 35.7% 32.3% 31.7% 31.7% 32.0%
Skill stream
Employer sponsored5 38 026 40 987 44 345 46 554 47 740 47 250
RSMS (included above) 11 120 16 471 20 510
Skilled independent 44 594 37 315 36 167 37 772 44 251 44 990
State/territory sponsored6 14 055 18 889 16 175 22 247 21 637
Skilled Australian sponsored7 10 504 3688 9117 11 800 8132
States/territory and regional nominated8 28 850
Distinguished talent 201 199 125 180 200 200
Business innovation and investment programme9 7397 6789 7796 7202 7010 7260
1 November onshore 0 1 0 0 3 0
Total skill 114 777 107 868 113 725 125 755 128 973 128 550
Skill as per cent of total programme 67.0% 64.0% 67.4% 68.0% 68.0% 67.7%
Total special eligibility 175 501 417 639 842 565
Total programme 171 318 168 623 168 685 184 998 190 000 190 000

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. 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 and territory sponsored and skilled Australian sponsored (skilled independent regional) categories have been amalgamated into state/territory and regional nominated category in the 2013–14 programme year.

9 Known as business skills prior to July 2012.

10 Initial planning levels.

Last reviewed Thursday 09 January 2014

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