[Data & Facts] Australia Migration Trend Over The Years 2008-2018

Australia has a proud history of welcoming immigrants. But the current analysis of migration trends draws a completely different conclusion.

There is no longer a labour shortage, at least not in the mega-cities like Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney. When needs to increase the population has resolved to a greater extent, the country would obviously revise the migration policies. We are experiencing it frequently since the year 2018 to the present day. It is possible that in some years, the permanent immigration program may no longer serve the national interest of Australia.

This is a wake-up call. It should make you realize that you need to take action presently. In the immigration industry, it’s not unusual for us to face candidates who have very few options to beat the ticking clock as it took almost losing their dream for them to start realizing the criticality of the situation.

A Summary of Immigration Outcomes Over the Years!

What Should You Understand?

1. The Migration Program outcome for 2016–17 was 180,208 places, a decrease of 3.2% in comparison to the 2015–16 program year. The top three countries to receive the highest number of Permanent Residency were India (38,442 places), Republic of China (27,822 places) and the United Kingdom (16,883 places).

2. The migration outcome for 2017–18 was 162,417 places, a decrease of 11.5% in comparison to the 2016–17 program year. The top 3 countries to receive the highest number of Permanent Residency were India (33,310 places), Republic of China (25,145 places) and the United Kingdom (13,654 places).

3. In 2018-19 a total of 190,000 ceilings were allocated. But once again, the net overseas skilled migration didn’t reach the allocated number and stopped at 162,417.  There were speculations of adding the additional places (from 2018 quota) in the 2019 allocation. But as you know already, the government has rather taken a bold step and cut down the allocation to 160,000 for the next coming years.

The Federal government’s allocation of 190,000 ceilings was a trend that the country adopted since the 2013-14 program year. Even though the overall outcome never reached the quota but we experienced a healthy number of invitations and draws. But now, with the decrease in the quota, we do not know what will be the future outcome. Nevertheless, we may see a decline in the number of permanent residencies granted to foreign nationals.

This may also lead to an increase in the minimum points in the future draws and only inviting skilled workers who are truly needed in the labour market. That is why we need to discuss the alternative pathway to Australia as the government will focus more on State and Regional Sponsorships from here onwards.

According to the announcement, the government will reserve a total of 23,000 places only for the new skilled regional visas by increasing the Regional Sponsored Migration quota from 6,000 to 9,000 and state/territory sponsored visas from 8,500 to 14,000. Find More Information Here! 

Are you still not convinced? Then we encourage you to read the following updates to understand the criticality of your visa process!

1. Australia May Divert the Migration Flow to Regional Areas!

2. [Australia Skilled migration 2019] Changes and Reformations in the Immigration Process!

3. Will Australia Remove Permanent Work Permit Options In 2019?

4. Your Australian PR Process May Become Difficult Without These Selective Options…

5. Time to Take an Important Decision on Your Australia Migration Process…

What Should Be Your Action Plan?

Moving to Australia has been a dream for many generations of people from India. Lifestyle or money are not the only factors pushing so many individuals to relocate to Australia.

We have former clients who strongly felt the need of immigration for themselves and the well-being of their families. For them, it is one of those big dreams that you would regret most by losing the chance. Check out our exclusive interview sessions with the migrants who have already moved to Australia!

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With all that said, it doesn’t change the fact that Australia is truly a beautiful country for immigrants. Moreover, it is open to potential migrants who are eligible to contribute to the country’s economy. With the unemployment rate edging below 5% since February (hit the lowest since the year 2011), there are a lot of opportunities Australia has to offer.

We understand that deciding to immigrate is a big step to take, but thankfully you’re not alone. We are here to help you! If you wish to check your Eligibility for Australia or any Australian states or regions, Respond to this email or call us NOW.

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