The recent data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) noted the net overseas migration resulted in an addition of 170,840 people to Australia’s population in FY 2021-22 which ended on 30 June 2022.
Net overseas migration is the net gain or loss of population through international migration to and from Australia.
ABS data recorded a 171% increase in migrant arrivals to 395,000 from 146,000 arrivals a year ago. At the same time, Australia witnessed a decrease of 3% (224,000) in migrant departures from 230,900 departures a year ago.
“While this pattern was interrupted in 2020-21 due to the impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions, we are seeing a return to this pre-pandemic migration pattern in 2021-22,” confirmed ABS head of migration to Australia statistics, Jenny Dobak.
Additionally, the opening up of Australian universities for international students caused a significant rise in temporary visa arrivals to Australia. The country saw a large increase in temporary visa arrivals when compared to the last assessment year (239,900 from 29,600).
Further, the number of people migrating to Australia on permanent visas almost doubled in 2021-22 compared with 2020-21 (67,900 from 37,000).
State-Wise Increase in Immigrants
Net overseas migration in every Australian state and territory increased in 2021-22 compared with 2020-21.
|Australian State||Number of Immigrants|
|New South Wales||62,210|
|Australia Capital Territory||3,120|
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