Temporary visa holders in Australia on 30 Sept 2016

Temporary entrants in Australia – annual historical series

Courtesy of Henry Sherrell on Twitter: the number of temporary visa holders in Australia reached a new high of 1,960,380 on 30 September 2016.

Breakdown of temporary entrants in Australia on 30 September 2016

Also from Henry Sherrell, temporary skilled migrants on 457 visas and backpackers are both down, but international students will not stop coming to Australia. Propping up Australian higher education.

Note: New Zealand citizens, who are granted a Special Category Visa (TY444) automatically upon arrival in Australia, are not included as part of Australia’s Net Overseas Migration (NOM) statistics.


Migration to Australia: a quick guide to the statistics

Henry Sherrell is a Research Officer from the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University in Canberra. His research focuses on migration and labour mobility.

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