Australian Bureau of Statistics
6250.0 - Characteristics of Recent Migrants, Australia, Nov 2010 Quality Declaration
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In November 2010 there were 719,600 recent migrants. The majority (76%) were born in other than main English-speaking countries and 91% were aged 15-44 years on arrival. There were also 477,800 temporary residents, of whom 80% were born in other than main English-speaking countries and 95% were aged 15-44 years on arrival (Table 3).
Of the recent migrants and temporary residents, 79% were the main applicant on their visa application form when they first arrived in Australia (Table 5).
There were 239,000 people who had a temporary visa on arrival to live in Australia and had since obtained a permanent visa or Australian citizenship. Of these, 52% had obtained a permanent visa while the remaining 48% had obtained Australian citizenship by November 2010. Of those who were temporary residents on arrival and had obtained a permanent visa, 49% held a skilled visa and 32% held a family visa (Table 8).
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