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Country profiles

Profiles permanent and temporary migration trends and population for Australia's main migrant source countries.

Country profiles bring together a whole of country perspective on permanent and temporary migration and provide relevant information, including key statistical data, on the different types of visa categories.

The country profiles also include key findings relating to  occupation and demographic characteristics. Collectively, the country profiles provide information for 14 migrant source countries.

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Permanent migration

Australia’s permanent Migration Program incorporates economic and family migration and is the main pathway to permanent residence.

See our permanent migration data

Temporary migration

People can come to Australia for a temporary stay for a range of purposes, for example, visiting Australia for tourism or attending a conference, or for more specific purposes, such as medical treatment, study, skilled work, working holidays or other specialist activities.

See more about our temporary migration