Net overseas migration arrivals in Australia 2005-2019 by temporary visa type

In the 2019 calendar year, there were 102,860 arrivals to Australia on higher education sector temporary visas. The number of temporary visa arrivals experienced a peak in the late 2000's and dropped suddenly in 2010, particularly for vocational education and training (VET) sector visa types. Although arrivals for most temporary visa types have increased since, VET visa arrivals have remained low.

Breakdown of net overseas migration arrivals in Australia from 2005 to 2019, by temporary visa type

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

2014 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Data refers to net overseas migration (NOM) arrivals. The term NOM is based on an international traveler's duration of stay being in or out of Australia for 12 months or more.

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