Skill Migration program outcome FY2013

Skill Stream in Detail 
The skill stream outcome for 2012-13 was 128 973 places against a planning level of 
128 970. This outcome comprised 56.9 per cent offshore applicants (73 368 places) and 
43.1 per cent onshore applicants (55 586 places). 
The 2012-13 skilled migration program focused on migrants to help fill critical skill needs, 
particularly in regional areas. The program targeted the following visa pathways: 
• Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) – 20 510 places; 
• Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) – 27 230 places; 
• State or territory government nominated category – 21 637 places; 
• the skilled independent category – 44 251; and 
• the skilled regional category – 8132.