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Sep 09 2017

Australian Migration Programme 2015-2016

Australian Migration Programme 2015-2016

There was a planning level of 190,000 places in the total permanent migration programme for 2015–16, and 189,770 places were allocated.

Breakdown of people migrating to Australia in 2015-16:

128,550 Skill Stream Visas
57,400 Family Stream Visa
3,512 Child Visas
308 Special Eligibility Visa

67.37% (128,550) Skilled Migrants

37.5% of these were employer sponsored.

35,981 places were granted under the Employer Nomination Scheme
12,269 places were granted under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

56.7% of these were general skilled.

31,061 of primary places granted had an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL)
7,260 were in the Business Innovation and Investment Programme
200 were in the Distinguished Talent categories

30.2% (57,400) Family Visa Stream Migrants

83.3% of these were partner visas.

43,181 Spouse Visas
4,644 Fiancé visas.
7,175 Contributory Parent
1,500 Non-Contributory Parent
900 Other Family category

The four States with the largest Migrant Intake in 2015-2016 were:

New South Wales received 61,742 (32.5 per cent)
Victoria received 47,516 (25.0 per cent)
Western Australia received 22,488 (11.9 per cent)
Queensland received 21,860 (11.5 per cent)

The Main Source Countries for Migrants to Australia for 2015–16 were:

40,145 India
29,008 China
18,950 United Kingdom
11,917 Philippines
6,706 Pakistan
5,341 Vietnam
5,095 Nepal
4,903 Irish Republic
4,337 South Africa
4,265 Malaysia

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