Yesterday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released Overseas Arrivals and Departures data for August 2021, which suggests net migration into Australia remained firmly negative.
There was a net 5,260 permanent & long-term departures in August, which followed July’s 3,130 net departures.
Over the August quarter, there were 5,850 net permanent & long-term departures:
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Since the pandemic began in March 2020, there have been 25,660 net permanent & long-term departures, representing the first time that net arrivals have been negative since the series commenced in 1976:
The monthly net permanent & long-term arrivals data is strongly correlated with the official net overseas migration (NOM) data published later by the ABS, which is only current to March 2021. The next chart plots these two series together and suggests annual NOM will remain firmly negative when the June quarter’s data is released:
Enjoy the respite while you can because soon our traitorous policy makers will engineer the biggest immigration boom in the nation’s history, which will crush-load everything in sight.
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