DIBP released Australia’s Migration Programme for 2014-15.
Australia’s Migration Programme is providing a total of 190,000 places for immigration. This includes the following:
128,550 places are allocated for skilled migrants, including employer sponsored, general skilled and business categories.
60,885 places are allocated for family migrants sponsored by immediate family members.
565 places are allocated for special eligibility migrants who include former permanent residents who maintain close business, cultural or personal ties with Australia.
According to DIBP, building the economy, shaping the society, supporting the labour market, and reuniting families are the purpose and priority of migration. The provided places for immigration are broken down to:
Skill: 38 per cent employer sponsored, 34 per cent skilled independent, 22 per cent state, territory and regional nominated and 6 per cent business
Family: 79 per cent partner, 14 per cent parent, 6 per cent child and 1 per cent other.