Australian Partner Visa Applications and Grants

Australian Partner Visa Applications and Grants Subclass 100, 309, 801, 820, 300

The Australian migration programme size and composition has planning levels that are set by the government each year and the size and composition changes to meet the social and economic needs of Australia.

The following information shows details of the Partner Visa section of the Family Visa classes.

The number of applications peaked in 2012-13 with 70,123, but has since reduced to 52,177 in the 2015-16 year. This is the lowest number since 2008-09.

Between 2009-10 and 2015-16 the number of applications waiting in the pipeline has risen from about 27,900 in 2009-10 up to 70,964 in 2015-16.

The Partner Visa quota for 2014-15 and 2015-16 appears to be 47,825 grants.

Partner Visa Applications and Outcomes to 2015-16:

 

Year Outcomes Applications Applications in pipeline at 30 June
2003-04 26,681
2004-05 27,119
2005-06 36,374
2006-07 40,435
2007-08 39,931
2008-09 42,098 53,132
2009-10 44,755 53,227 27,900
2010-11 41,994 57,566 37,513
2011-12 45,150 59,852 44,925
2012-13 46,325 70,123 57,870
2013-14 47,752 64,907 65,470
2014-15 47,825 62,906 71,172
2015-16 47,825 52,177 70,964

Assumption of Partner Visa Refusals and Withdrawals

Using the figures above it would appear that these calculations show an idea of the Refused or Withdrawn Visa applications for the last two years.

2014-15 Partner Visas
65,470 Unfinished b/f 1/7/14
62,906 Applications in 2014/15
47,825 Grants in 2014/15
9,379 Refused or Withdrawn ?
71,172 Left in Pipeline 30/6/15

 

2015-16 Partner Visas
71,172 Unfinished b/f 1/7/15
52,177 Applications in 2015/16
47,825 Visas granted in 2015/16
4,560 Refused or Withdrawn ?
70,964 Left in the pipeline 30/6/16

These “Refused or Withdrawn ? ” figures are my estimations based on balancing the figures provided by Immigration.

Official Migration programme statistics

The 2015–16 outcome in the Partner category was 47,825 places.
This outcome comprised 83.3 per cent of the total Family stream, comprising 43,181 Spouse and 4,644 Fiancé visas.
Demand for places in the Partner category decreased by 18.7 per cent to 52,177 applications in 2015–16 from 64,169 applications in 2014–15.
The pipeline as at 30 June 2016 was 70,964 clients, a decrease of 7.9 per cent compared to the pipeline as at 30 June 2015.

The 2014–15 outcome in the Partner category was 47,825 places.
This outcome comprised 78.3 per cent of the total Family stream, comprising 43,080 Spouse places and 4,745 Fiancé places.
Demand for places in the Partner category decreased by 4.1 per cent to 62,906 applications in 2014–15 (from 65,593 applications in 2013–14).
The pipeline as at 30 June 2015 was 71,172 persons, an increase of 6.1 per cent compared to the pipeline as at 30 June 2014.

The 2013–14 outcome in the Partner category of 47,752 places was equal to the planning level.
This outcome comprised 78.1 per cent of the total Family stream, comprising 42,330 Spouse visas, 5,421 Fiancé visas and 1 Interdependent visa.
Demand for places in the Partner category decreased by over 7.8 per cent (or just over 5,500 places) to 64,907 applications in 2013–14.
Just over 65,470 clients remain in the pipeline at 30 June 2014, an increase of 11.4 per cent over the 2013–14 programme year.

The 2012-13 outcome in the partner category of 46,325 places was equal to the planning level.
This outcome comprised 77.0 per cent of the family stream, comprising 40,923 Spouse visas, 5,415 Fiancé visas and -13 Interdependent visas.
Demand in the partner category increased by over 10,271 to 70,123 applications in 2012-13.
Around 57,870 clients remain in the pipeline at 30 June 2013, an increase of 28.8 per cent over the program year.

The 2011-12 outcome in the partner category of 45,150 was equal to the planning level of 45,150 places.
This outcome comprised 77.0 per cent of the family stream, comprising 38,676 Spouse visas, 6,496 Fiancé visas and -22 Interdependent visas.
Demand in the partner category increased from 58,403 lodgements in 2010-11 to 59,852 lodgements in 2011-12.
Around 44,925 clients remain in the pipeline at 30 June 2012.

The 2010-11 outcome in the partner category of 41,994 was -0.01 per cent below the planning level of 42,000 places.
This outcome comprised 76.9 per cent of the family stream, comprising 35,468 Spouse visas, 6,554 Fiancé visas and -28 Interdependent visas.
Demand in the partner category increased from 54,013 lodgements in 2009-10 to 57 566 lodgements in 2010-11.
Around 37,513 clients remain in the pipeline at 30 June 2011.

The 2009-10 outcome in the Partner category of 44,755 was 0.5 per cent below the planning level of 45,000 places.
This outcome comprised 74.3 per cent of the Family Stream outcome, comprising 37,527 Spouse, 210 Interdependent and 7,018 Fiancé visas.
Demand in the Partner category increased slightly from 53,132 lodgements in 2008-09 to 53,227 lodgements in 2009-10.
Around 27,900 clients remain in the pipeline as at end June.

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