Australia’s Biggest Source Of Migrants For 2017-18
For the second year in a row, India has been revealed as Australia’s biggest source of migrants to Australia.
Over 20.5 per cent of the total permanent migration program outcome for 2017-18 came from India. 33,310 places of 162,417 places were granted to Indian citizens.
China accounted for 15.5 per cent of migrants and the United Kingdom accounted for 8.4% of migrants in 2017-18.
The largest source countries of migrants for 2017–18 were:
- India with an outcome of 33,310 places (20.5 per cent of outcome), down from 38,854 places in 2016–17;
- China with 25,145 places (15.5 per cent), down from 28,293 places; and
- The United Kingdom with 13,654 places (8.4 per cent), down from 17,038 places
The Skill Stream accounted for 68.4 per cent of the total 2017–18 migration program outcome. The Family stream (excluding Child) accounted for 29.4 per cent of the total 2017–18 migration program outcome with Child stream accounting for 2.1% of the outcome.
The total permanent migration program outcome for 2017–18 was 162,417 places:
- Skill stream – 111,099 places;
- Family stream – 47,732 places;
- Special Eligibility stream – 236 places; and
- Child visas – 3350 places.
Migrants choose to settle in NSW and Victoria
New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australian were the top four states migrants chose to settle in 2017-18 with 52,251 choosing to settle in NSW and 41,005 choosing to settle in Victoria.
- New South Wales 52,251
- Victoria 41,005
- Queensland 17,870
- Western Australia 13,480
- South Australia 12,017
- Australian Capital Territory 3277
- Tasmania 2775
- Northern Territory 2483
*There were 17,259 places where there was no state or territory intended residence indicated.
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