Skills Shortages

Skilled visas for Australia

This information is for comparison only and does not represent an exhaustive list of visas or their requirements.
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2010-11 MIGRATION PROGRAM REPORT

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2010-11 MIGRATION PROGRAM REPORT

Executive Summary

The total migration program outcome for 2010-11 was 168 685 places against a planning level of 168 700 which is 15 places or 0.009 per cent below the planning level.
The majority of the migration program was sourced from China, the United Kingdom and India.
Within the overall program the breakdown by visa stream was:

  • the skill stream: 113 725 places delivered (-0.11 per cent below the planning level);
  • the family stream: 54 543 places delivered (-0.01 per cent below the planning level); and
  • the special eligibility stream: 417 places delivered (39.0 per cent above the planning level).


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Australian DIAC Subclass 457 Visa State/Territory Summary Report © immi.gov.au

2010-11 to 31 January 2011

Definition of Terms:

ANZSCO Major Group: Major Group is the highest level in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) 1st Edition produced by the Australian
Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

ANZSIC: Australian and New Zealand Standard Industry Classification 2006 Edition produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Prior to November 2008, ANZSIC 1993 was
used to record industry. Data recorded using ANZSIC 1993 has been converted to
ANZSIC 2006 using concordance tables provided by the ABS.

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Australian Migration Program Statistics © immi.gov.au

The following table contains migration program outcomes for 2005–06 to 2009–10 and planning levels for 2010–11.

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Temporary Residents (Economic) Annual Report 2007-2008

Objectives

This component aims to:

• develop and administer temporary visa arrangements that further Australia’s economic relations in
the context of an increasingly global workforce

• assist business to meet key and emerging skill gaps, particularly in regional Australia

• ensure a balance of benefits to Australia by assisting business to meet their skill needs and protecting
Australian employment and training opportunities.
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Economic Migration Annual Report 2007-2008

Objectives

This component aims to:

  • strengthen the economic and budgetary benefits from granting permanent residence visas to skilled and business migrants
  • address key and emerging skill shortages, particularly in regional Australia
  • expand business establishment and investment.


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