Net migrant arrivals soften to 294,000

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released visitor arrivals and departures statistics for the month of December, which reveals that the number of permanent and long-term arrivals into Australia remains turbo-charged.

In the 2019 calendar year, there were 843,980 permanent and long-term arrivals into Australia, up 1% from December 2018, and only partly offset by 549,670 permanent and long-term departures:

Subtracting departures from arrivals, there were 294,310 net permanent and long-term arrivals into Australia in the 2019 calendar year, up 1% on December 2018 and way above the 43-year average of 157,283:

Below is how net long-term migrant arrivals are tracking against the official net overseas migration (NOM) figures published separately by the ABS:

Despite the Coalition promising to cut immigration, migrants continue to flood into Australia en masse, even if at a slightly lower pace.

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