The Government has published the detailed outcomes from the 2019-20 Migration Program.
The permanent migration intake was 140,366 in 2019-20.
Seventy per cent of the visas were granted through the skilled stream (95,843 in total), including 4,109 places under the highly skilled Global Talent – Independent program, launched in November 2019.
There were 23,372 regional visas delivered, from the 25,000 places allocated. This compares to 18,308 regional visas granted in 2018-19 – an increase of 27 per cent.
There were 41,961 visas granted in the Family program, including 37,118 Partner visas.
Two-thirds of permanent visas were granted to individuals already in Australia who transitioned from a temporary visa to permanent residency.
There were also 13,171 visas granted in the Humanitarian Program in 2019-20, including 4,765 visas (45 per cent) for those who were referred for settlement in regional areas.
The size and composition of the 2020-21 Migration and Humanitarian programs will be considered in light of the developing COVID-19 situation and announced as part of the Budget process in October.
Further information on Australia's 2019-20 Permanent Migration Program and Humanitarian Program is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.
|2019-20 MIGRATION PROGRAM|
|Stream and Category||Outcome|
|Skill Stream|| |
| Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional||8,372|
| Skilled Work Regional||15,000|
|Business Innovation and Investment||4,420|
| || |
|Family Stream|| |
| || |
|Total Migration Program 2019-20||140,366|
2019-20 HUMANITARIAN PROGRAM
|Offshore visas|| |
|Refugee category visas||6,422|
|Special Humanitarian Program (SHP) visas||5,099|
|Offshore visas total||11,521|
|Onshore visas total||1,650|
|Total Humanitarian Program 2019-20||13,171|