2020-21 Migration Program Outcomes.


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2020-21 Migration Program Outcomes.

The 2020-21 Australian Immigration program (1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021) was originally set with the total places available being capped at a ceiling of 160,000 for the year.

The final number of grants eventually came out at 160,052, with 79,620 from the skilled stream, 77,372 in the family stream, 54 places in the Special Eligibility stream and 3,006 in the Child stream.

Granted Stream and Category Planned
Skill Stream
23,503 Employer Sponsored 22,000
7,213 Skilled Independent 6,500
2,910 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional
10,675 – Skilled Work Regional
13,585 Total Regional 11,200
14,268 State/Territory Nominated 11,200
11,198 Business Innovation and Investment 13,500
9,584 Global Talent 15,000
269 Distinguished Talent 200
79,620 Skill Total 79,600
Family Stream
72,376 Partner 72,300
3,600 Parent – Contributory
900 Parent Non – Contributory
4,500 Total Parent 4,500
496 Other Family 500
77,372 Family Total 77,300
54 Special Eligibility 100
3006 Child 3000
160,052 Total Migration Program 2020-21 160,000
2020-21 Humanitarian Program

This report does not include data on the permanent Humanitarian Program.

Two-Stage Visas

The Skill and Family streams include ‘two-stage’ visas, which provide a permanent residence pathway for visa holders from a provisional or ‘first stage’ visa to a permanent or ‘second stage’ visa.
While such pathways involve the grant of two visas, to avoid double counting, the visa holder is counted to the Migration Program at grant of the provisional or ‘first stage’ visa only.

With Partner Visas, this means counting the grant of the 309 or 820 as the statistic used for permanent migration numbers.


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Top Ten Source Countries in 2020-21

The top ten source citizenship countries of migrants in 2020-21 accounted for 98,077 places. This was 61.28% of the total, and were these nationalities:

  • 22,207 China (13.87%)
  • 21,791 India (13.61%)
  • 12,703 United Kingdom (7.94%)
  • 11,058 Philippines (6.91%)
  • 8,120 Vietnam (5.07%)
  • 5,048 United States of America (3.15%)
  • 4,714 Nepal (2.95%)
  • 4,313 Hong Kong (2.69%)
  • 4,121 Pakistan (2.57%)
  • 4,002 Thailand (2.50%
  • 61,975 Other Nationalities (38.72%)
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The information we give is based on personal experiences, reading and formulation of available statistics.
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