Temporary visa holders in Australia 2015

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Temporary visa holders in Australia 2015

There were 1,764,980 temporary entrants and New Zealand citizens in Australia on 30 June 2015, up by 3.8% from 30 June 2014 at 1,699,570.

The four largest components in Australia on 30 June 2015 were New Zealand visa holders (653,830 visa holders and 37.0 per cent of the total), student visa holders (374,570 / 21.2 per cent), visitor visa holders (227,160 / 12.9 per cent) and Temporary skilled (subclass 457) visa holders (188,000/ 10.7 per cent).

The top source citizenship country for temporary entrants in Australia on 30 June 2015 was New Zealand (654,070 visa holders), followed by China (excl SARs) (161,570), India (144,460), United Kingdom (93,300) and South Korea (50,760). NZ citizens have unrestricted access to Australia under a trans-Tasman deal.

 Of the 161,570 temporary Chinese entrants 82,570 were students, 44,960 were visitors and 11,650 were temporary skilled (457 visa) holders.
Of the 144,460 temporary Indian entrants 48,950 were students, 41,000 were 457 visa holders and 34,630 were visitors.
Of the 93,300 temporary UK entrants 33,350 were 457 visa holders, 29,030 were working holiday makers and 16,020 were visitors.
See more here: statistics about temporary entrants to Australia
Temporary residence in Australia can be a pathway to permanent residence for some. By staying in Australia as a student, skilled worker or on another temporary visa people can experience the Australian culture and may end up applying to stay permanently.
Often if temporary visa holder intend to stay for an extended period or apply for permanent residence they will want to purchase a property here in Australia. Did you know that some banks and other lenders provide home loans to temporary visa holders, including home loans for 457 visa holders?
For short term holiday makers it can also be an opportunity to investigate investing in Australia especially the Australian property market. Did you know that some banks and lenders will provide investment property loans for foreigners?

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