Migration Program Statistics

The following table contains Migration Program Outcomes for 2005-06 to 2008-09 and Planning Levels for 2009-10.

Category

2005-06 Outcome

2006-07 Outcome

2007-08 Outcome

2008-09 Outcome

2009-10 Planning Levels

Partner1

36 370

40 440

39 930

42 098

45 000

Child2

2 550

3 010

3 060

3 238

3 300

Preferential/Other Family3

1 870

2 140

2 380

2 530

2 500

Parent4

4 500

4 500

4 500

8 500

9 500

Total Family

45 290

50 080

48 870

56 366

60 300

Employer Sponsored5

15 230

16 590

23 760

38 026

35 000

Skilled Independent

49 860

54 180

55 890

44 594

45 600

State/Territory Sponsored6

8 020

6 930

7 530

14 055

11 200

Skilled Australian Sponsored7

19 060

14 170

14 580

10 504

12 300

Distinguished Talent

100

230

210

201

200

Business Skills8

5 060

5 840

6 570

7 397

7 800

Total Skill

97 340

97 920

180 540

114 777

108 100

Skill as percent of total program

68.1

66.1

68.4

67.0

64.1

Total Special Eligibility

310

200

220

175

300

Total Program

142 930

148 200

158 630

171 318

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 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.

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