12 March 2014
New statistics reveal latest Australian immigration trends
New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveal Australia immigration trends up to January, 2014.
Every year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics updates their stats for Australian immigration arrivals and departures. For the year to January, 2013, there were 769,040 permanent and long-term arrivals into Australia. This is down from the record 792,500 arrivals set in the year to January 2013, but it's still evidence of Australia's enduring attraction as a destination:
Interestingly though, while long-term arrivals remain at high levels, permanent migration has slowed somewhat in the past year - permanent arrivals fell by 3% to 150,560 in the year to January, 2013, while permanent departures rose 2% to 91,230, which is close to a record high for departures:
If you're interested in emigrating to Australia, a good place to start would be taking the Australian Visa Bureau Online Skilled Assessment - it gives you an immediate understanding of whether you meet the basic requirements, and also entitles you to a free consultation with one of Visa Bureau's migration consultants.
The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent migration consultancy specialising in helping people make their visa applications to travel to Australia.