Outcomes of 2019-20 Migration Program

​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 CategoryOutcome
Skill Stream
Employer Sponsored29,261
Skilled Independent12,986
Regional
     Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional8,372
     Skilled Work Regional15,000
Subtotal Regional23,372
State/Territory Nominated21,495
Business Innovation and Investment4,420
Global Talent4,109
Distinguished Talent200
Skill Total95,843
Family Stream
Partner37,118
Parent4,399
Other Family444
Family Total41,961
Special Eligibility81
Child2,481
Total Migration Program 2019-20140,366

2019-20 HUMANITARIAN PROGRAM

Offshore visas
Refugee category visas6,422
Special Humanitarian Program (SHP) visas5,099
Offshore visas total11,521
Onshore visa
Onshore visas total1,650
Total Humanitarian Program 2019-2013,171

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