October 16, 2021

Pakistani Migration to Australia

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Pakistani Students in Australia

In 2019 more than “15,000 Pakistani students [were…] studying in Australia.”

Wikipedia reports that “Australia has become one of the largest markets for Pakistani students outside the United States and United Kingdom.”

Read more about the growth in the number of Pakistanis studying in Australia.

The Australian High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan, notes to Pakistanis re study in Australia that the country “offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from. You can study at all levels of education from primary and secondary school, to vocational education and training (VET), from English language courses to higher education (including universities) …

“As an international student on a student visa, you must study with an institution and in a course that is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Read more here.

Australian Student Visas

Learn more about Australia’s two main student visas, the 500 Student visa and the 485 Temporary Graduate visa.

Pakistani Migrants in Australia

In the Australian financial year of 2019-2020, Pakistan was the eighth biggest source of migrants to Australia.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that in 2019 there were 91,000 Australians who were born in Pakistan. 

This is an eight percent increase over 2018.

SBS notes that “In terms of [Australian] population growth, the second fastest increase between 2006 and 2016 was in the number of persons born in Pakistan”.

Australian Visa Options

Other Australian visas that may interest Pakistani citizens include:

Family & Parent Visas

Skilled Visas

Permanent Residence Visas

Distinguished Talent Visa

Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program

Consultation with an Expert in Immigration to Australia

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More information about Pakistanis in Victoria and Australia:

From Pakistan to Victoria

Museums Victoria reports that in the state of Victoria “Immigration from Pakistan increased significantly in the 1990s. By 1996 the Pakistan-born population of Victoria had more than tripled to 1,782. The 2011 census revealed this number had jumped to 9,190. Most Pakistani immigrants were accepted under the Humanitarian Program and the Skilled and Family Migration Streams.

“Today Pakistan-born Victorians are among the most educated of Victoria’s emerging communities. More than one-quarter work in professional positions; approximately half work in clerical, production, service, transport and sales positions.”

Learn More About Pakistanis in Australia

This website gives statistics about Pakistanis in Australia, including numbers, demographics, growth, migration categories, and distribution across the country.

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