With the growing number of foreign students, investors and workers looking at moving to Australia, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection conducts regular reviews on industries and numbers of visa applicants. The amount of visa’s issued is done across the Australian financial year which is 1st of July – 31st of June therefore the below numbers are spread across the period of 1st July 2015 through to 3o June 2016.
The total number of Visa’s allocated for issue for Australia is 190,000 spread across the following migration programs:
Skilled Migrants: 128,550 visas
Family Migrants: 57,400 visas
Special Eligibility Migrants: 565 visas
There are a lot of variables that the Department of Immigration takes into consideration when issuing the specific visas.