Most popular Australian immigration destinations

Recently the Department of Immigration and Citizenship announced that the most popular immigration destinations in Australia for the period 2008 to 2009 are New South Wales and Victoria.

Australian Immigration figures for skilled immigration show the following:

  • In the period 2008-08 69 456 skilled migrants came to Australia.

  • 55 per cent of skilled immigrants moved to New South Wales and Victoria.

  • 19 071 immigrants settled in New South Wales and 18 630 immigrants settled in Victoria.

Major Immigration Source Countries were the following:

This includes figures for skilled, family and humanitarian immigration

Australia remained a popular immigration destination during the economic downturn. Australia did relatively well compared to many Countries during the period 2008-09. Levels of unemployment continue to go down as more and more jobs are created in Australia.