The Australian Government has announced that it has achieved its target of attracting 190,000 new migrants in the past financial year. In making the announcement, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Scott Morrison shared a break-down of the types of visas that were distributed throughout the programme.
The majority of the 128,550 permanent migration visas granted were within the skilled stream which hugely benefits Australian industry as it helps to fill skill shortages in the Australian economy. " In 2013-14, occupational professionals accounted for more than 64 per cent of visas granted in the skill stream, followed by technicians and trades workers with 22 per cent and managers with 9 per cent of skilled stream visa grants. These results are a major boost for the Australian economy," Mr Morrison said.
Further statistics include;
Skilled Migration Visas (Occupations)
- Occupational Professionals: 63%
- Technicians & Trades Workers: 22%
- Managers: 9%
- Employer Sponsored: 47,450
- Business Innovation & Investment: 6,160
- State/Territory Nominated: 24,656
- Partner: 47,752
- Child: 3,850
- Contributory Parent: 6,675
- Parent: 2,250
- Other: 585