Migration Program Statistics


The following was made available on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) site.

The following table contains migration program outcomes for 2005–06 to 2009–10 and planning levels for 2010–11.

Category 2005–06 Outcome 2006–07 Outcome 2007–08 Outcome 2008–09 Outcome 2009–10 Outcome 2010–11 Planning Levels9
Partner1 36 374 40 435 39 931 42 098 44 755 42 000
Child2 2547 3008 3062 3238 3544 3300
Preferential/Other Family3 1869 2136 2378 2530 2468 750
Parent4 4501 4500 4499 8500 9487 8500
Total Family 45 291 50 079 49 870 56 366 60 254 54 550
Employer Sponsored5 15 226 16 585 23 762 38 026 40 987 44 150
Skilled Independent 49 858 54 179 55 891 44 594 37 315 35 200
State/Territory Sponsored6 8024 6928 7530 14 055 18 889 23 000
Skilled Australian Sponsored7 19 062 14 167 14 579 10 504 3 688 3 500
Distinguished Talent 99 227 211 201 199 200
Business Skills8 5060 5836 6565 7397 6789 7800
1 November Onshore 7 0 2 0 1 0
Total Skill 97 336 97 922 108 540 114 777 107 868 113 850
Skill as percent of total program 68.1 66.1 68.4 67.0 64.0 67.5
Total Special Eligibility 306 199 220 175 501 300
Total Program 142 933 148 200 158 630 171 318 168 623 168 700

Note: Numbers have been rounded and totals may not be the exact sum of components.

Migration Program 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.

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 Program in the year that the temporary visas expire.

2 Includes Child-adoption, Child Dependent and Orphan Minor.

3 Includes Aged Dependent, Carer, Orphan Unmarried and Remaining Relatives.

4 Includes Designated, Contributory and Non-contributory Parents.

5 Includes Employer Nomination Scheme, Labour Agreement, Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.

6 Includes State/Territory Nominated Independent Scheme 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 Net outcome as cancelled visas are returned to the Migration Program in that year.

9 Initial Planning Level.

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