The total permanent migration programme outcome for 2016–17 was 183,608 places within the planning level of 190,000.
The major source countries in the migration programme were India (21.2 per cent), China (15.4 per cent) and the United Kingdom (9.3 per cent).
Within the managed migration programme the breakdown was:
• 123,567 places were delivered in the Skill stream;
• 56,220 places were delivered in the Family stream;; and
• 421 places were delivered in the Special Eligibility stream.
The Skill stream accounted for 67.3 per cent of the total 2016–17 migration programme outcome.
Within the Skill stream:
- the Employer Sponsored category had an outcome of 48,250 places. It comprised 39.0 per cent of the Skill stream outcome, with 38,052 places (78.9 per cent) granted under the Employer Nomination Scheme and 10,198 places (21.1 per cent) granted under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme;
- General Skilled Migration (GSM) had an outcome of 67,857 places. GSM comprised 54.9 per cent of the Skill stream outcome;
- the Business Innovation and Investment Programme had an outcome of 7260 places; and
- the Distinguished Talent category had an outcome of 200 places.
State-Specific and Regional Migration (SSRM) had an outcome of 36,494 (29.5 per cent of the total Skill stream outcome). These visas are included in the various Skill stream categories discussed above.
The Family stream (excluding Child) accounted for 30.6 per cent of the total 2016–17 migration programme outcome.
Within the Family stream:
- the Partner category had an outcome of 47,825 places. It comprised 85.1 per cent of the 2016–17 Family stream outcome;
- the outcome for Contributory Parent and Non-Contributory Parent categories were 6218 and 1345 places, respectively; and
- the outcome for the Other Family category was 832 places.