29 February 2008
Australian immigration proving fruitful
Over the past year people taking advantage of Australian immigration have taken more than half of the 240,000 full time jobs created in the country, according to official figures. The research reveals that employers appeared to simply run out of Australian-born people to employ. People from the UK have an unemployment rate of just 3.4 per cent.
According to the figures, which were released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), migrants make up 28.6 per cent of Australia's working age population. Statistics also show that the unemployment rate of all migrants ranges from 4.4 per cent to 4.6 per cent, providing good news for people considering Australia immigration. Of the 240,500 full-time jobs which were created in the last year, 129,700 were claimed by migrant workers. People looking to move to Australia would need to take a skilled points test beforehand.
The ABS was established in 1974 to replace the old Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics.
Australia needs skilled workers: Anyone applying for an Australian visa should begin by completing the Australian Visa Bureau's online Australian visa application to see if they meet the Australian visa requirements.