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Visa statistics

Statistical information on visit, study, work,  migration and humanitarian visas.

Migration program

The purpose of migration is to build the economy, shape society, support the labour market and reunite family.

The migration program size and composition is flexible and changes over time, from a smaller program with mostly family migrants in 1993-94 to a larger program with more skilled migrants in 2013-14. Planning levels are set by the government each year and are informed following broad consultations with stakeholders, including business and community groups from all states and territories. The size and composition changes to meet the social and economic needs of Australia. Full statistics and further details are available.

See: Migration to Australia since federation: a guide to the statistics

Reports on Migration Programs

Reports on the permanent Migration Programme outcomes against planning levels since programme year 2009-10, see:

Migration trend reports

Australia's Migration Trends – 2017–18

Examines trends in migration and summarises migration activity from the 2017–18 program year, including permanent and temporary migration, citizenship, and labour market outcomes of migrants and their children.

Australia’s Migration Trends, 2017–18  is comprised of a highlights report, and supporting compendium report and statistical package. The compendium report provides supporting information about Australia’s migration programs and the terms that are used in the highlights report. The statistical package provides detailed time series data.

The statistical package — Australian Migration Statistics, 2017–18 — is available for download at data.gov.au

Release date: April 2019

Released: annually

Australia's Migration Trends – 2016–17

Examines trends in migration and summarises migration activity from the 2016–17 program year, including permanent and temporary migration, citizenship, and the labour market.
 
Australia’s Migration Trends, 2016–17  is comprised of a highlights report, and supporting compendium report and statistical package. The compendium report provides supporting information about Australia’s migration programs and the terms that are used in the highlights report. The statistical package provides detailed time series data.

Australia's Migration Trends 2016–17 Highlights
Compendium—Australia’s Migration Trends 2016–17

The statistical package — Australian Migration Statistics, 2016–17 — is available for download at data.gov.au

Release date: December 2018

Released: annually

Australia's Migration Trends - 2014-15

The publication provides information on migration activity for the 2014–15 programme year, settlement and citizenship, the labour market integration of migrants, changes to migration policy, and characteristics of Australia's population, which includes an overview of migration to Australia’s states and territories.

Release date: December 2016

Released: annually

Australia's Migration Trends - 2013-14

The report contains information on migration activity for the 2013-14 programme year, characteristics of Australia's population, settlement and citizenship, the labour market integration of migrants and changes to migration policy over the year.

Release date: June 2015

Released: annually

Australia's Migration Trends - 2012-13

The report contains information on migration activity for the 2012–13 programme year, characteristics of Australia's population, settlement and citizenship, the labour market integration of migrants and changes to migration policy over the year.

Release date: October 2014

Released: annually

Australia's Migration Trends - 2011-2012 Edition - May 2013

Information on the characteristics of Australia's population, the composition of Australia's immigration programs, the economics of migration and the movement of people into and out of Australia.

Release date: May 2013

Released: annually

Trends in Migration: Australia 2010-11

The report contains analysis and commentary on migration activity for the 2010–11 program year, concentrating on the flows of temporary and permanent migrants and on emigration, return migration and illegal migration. The publication is an annual submission to the OECD's Continuous Reporting System on Migration (SOPEMI).

Australia's Migration Trends 2010–11 edition

Release date: February 2012

Released: annually