AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION NEWS
Substantial Growth in Australia's Working Holiday Visa Program
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has reported an annual growth of 8.3 percent in Australia's working holiday visa program on December 19, 2011.
According to the figures for the 2010/2011 program year, a total of 162,980 Australian working holiday visa applications have been approved by DIAC.
Compared with the 2009/10 year, the number of Australian visa grants for working holiday makers rose by 10,000 in the 2010/2011 program year.
Contributing to the rise were Irish nationals, who were granted 87.4 percent more working holiday visas than the previous year, followed by Taiwanese with an increase of 41 percent.
In the past migration program year, the UK represented 21 percent of the total number of working holiday visas granted, followed by South Korea with 16.5 percent and Ireland and Germany behind them.
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Hana Eliasson | Migration Expert Australia