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India divulged as top source country for Permanent migrants to Australia in 2017-18

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 29, Dec 2018

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India once again leads the tally of leading source countries of migrants to Australia in the year 2017-18. It has been the largest source of permanent migrants to Australia and year in a row. There has been talks about the tightening immigration rules and policies by the Australian government however, if we look at the overall immigration it is still decent in last one year. Talking about immigration to Australia from India, it has been as good as ever in last few months.

India largest source of migrants to Australia

Out of the total 162,417 permanent residence visas issued by Australian government in 2017-18, as many as 33,310 were granted to the people from Indian origin. So, Indians claimed over 20 percent of the permanent visas in the year 2017-18.

Source Country Migrants to Australia Percent of total Issuance
India 33,310 20.5
China 25,145 15.5
United Kingdom 13,654 8.4
Philippines 10,610
Pakistan 6235

India topped the list of top source countries, while remained at 2nd positions with a share of just over 15 percent, followed by UK with 8.4 percent share in the total migrants to Oz in 2017-18. India has been revealed as the top source country 2nd year consistently.

Top Countries Chart for Migrants to Australia

Most Visas Issued for Skilled Stream

In the year 2017-18, most visas have been issued under the skilled stream, followed by family stream, special eligibility stream and child visa stream. The skilled visa stream is most popular among the applicants seeking permanent residency visa in Australia. If you wish to apply Australia PR in 2019 as an overseas skilled professional, this will be the stream to watch out for.

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Visa Streams Visa Issued
Skill stream 1,11,099
Family stream 47,732
Special Eligibility Stream 236
Child visas 3350

Regions/States Migrants selects to settle

In 2017-18, most number of overseas immigrants prefer to settle in New South Wales (52,251), followed by Victoria (41,500), Queensland (17,870) and Western Australia (13,480) and so on. In the list, Northern Territory remained at 8th position with 2,483 people selecting to settle here.

Australia Prefers People to People Ties with India

As per the official reports, Australia is focusing more on India, since it is being predicted as the greatest market for Australian export in next two decades. The people to people ties are going to be fruitful for both the countries in terms of mutual growth and development.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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