Interesting statistics - migration numbers
The Department of Home Affairs has released their 2017 - 2018 Annual Report. It provides some interesting statistics on visas numbers granted throughout the year.
Permanent visa outcomes
- 162, 417 permanent migration program visas granted (12% decrease from 2016/2017)
- 10% drop in skilled stream visas granted
- 15% drop in family stream visas granted.
Temporary visas granted
- 8.7 million temporary visas granted (5% increase from 2016/2017)
- 10% rise in student visa granted
- 26% drop in temporary work skilled (SC 457) visas granted.
There was also a sharp decline in the number of Australian citizenship conferrals to 80,562 (42% decrease from 2016/2017).
Information on Registered Migration Agents
- The number of Registered Migration Agents (RMAs) increased by 6% to 7402
- 75% of agents have never had a complaint made against them
- 40% of RMAs operate as sole traders.