Migration Program Statistics

The following table contains Migration Program outcomes for 2008–09 to 2011–12 and planning levels for 2012–13 and 2013–14.

We can see that the focus is on bringing Skilled migrants in, with 67% of the allocation given to the skills stream vs family stream. However looking at the individual categories, we see that the partner, employer sponsored and skilled independent categories are roughly on equal footing with each other as well as having the highest allocation levels.

Category2008–09 Outcome2009–10 Outcome2010–11 Outcome2011–12 Outcome2012–13 Planning Levels 92013–14 Planning Levels 10
Family Stream
Partner142 09844 75541 99445 15046 32547 525
Other Family32530246875012521285585
Total Family56 36660 25454 54358 60460 18560 885
Family as per cent of total program32.9%35.7%32.3%31.7%31.7%32.0%
Skill Stream
Employer Sponsored538 02640 98744 34546 55447 25047 250
RSMS (included above)11 12016 47116 000
Skilled Independent44 59437 31536 16737 77245 55044 990
State/Territory Sponsored614 05518 88916 17522 24724 650
Skilled Australian Sponsored710 5043688911711 8004200
States / Territory and Regional Nominated828 850
Distinguished Talent201199125180200200
Business Innovation and Investment Program9739767897796720274007260
1 November Onshore010000
Total Skill114 777107 868113 725125 755129 250128 550
Skill as per cent of total program67.0%64.0%67.4%68.0%68.0%67.7%
Total Special Eligibility175501417639565565
Total Program171 318168 623168 685184 998190 000190 000


    • 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.
    • Outcome is the net outcome as cancelled visas are returned to the Migration Program in that year.


  • The 2013-14 planning levels do not include the additional 4000 places for family members of humanitarian entrants as per the Expert Panel’s recommendation.



  • 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, Dependant Child and Orphan Relative.
  • 3 Includes Aged Dependant, Carer and Remaining Relatives.
  • 4
    Includes Contributory and Non-contributory Parents.
  • 5 Includes Employer Nomination Scheme and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.
  • 6 Includes State/Territory Nominated Independent 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 State and Territory Sponsored and Skilled Australian Sponsored (Skilled Independent Regional) categories have been amalgamated into State/Territory and Regional Nominated category in the 2013–14 Program.
  • 9 Known as Business Skills prior to July 2012.
  • 10 Initial Planning Levels.source: http://www.immi.gov.au/media/statistics/statistical-info/visa-grants/migrant.htm


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