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Wednesday, 22 March 1972
Page: 784


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration, upon notice:

(1)   How many non-Europeans have been accepted for migration, to Australia, and from which countries, in each of the last 20 years?

(2)   How many non-Europeans have received: (a) visitors' visas; and (b) students' visas, and from which countries, in each of the last 20 years?

(3)   What ls the estimated number of nonEuropeans resident in Australia


Senator GREENWOOD - The Minister for Immigration has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(l)   Detailed statistics are not available of the number of persons of non-European descent actually accepted for migration, i.e., issued visas in the various countries in each of the last 20 years. The following reply is based on the number of persons not of European descent actually admitted to Australia, i.e., admitted on arrival with resident status.

Until the second half of 1961 statistics were not maintained of the number of non-Europeans admitted during given periods. During the period 1st July 1961 to 31st December 1965, statistics were maintained under four broad nationality headings only. Available statistics covering the entry of non-European people for residence during the period 1st July 1961 to 31st December 1965 are: lt is' not possible to provide details of the countries of former residence for the period 1 January 1966 to 30 June 1970 as statistics of country of former residence were not maintained. Detailed statistics of the nationalities of persons of non-European descent admitted during the calendar years .1966 to 30 September 1971

 

Detailed statistics of country of former residence of persons of non-European descent admitted for residence during the period 1 July 1970 to 30 September 1971 are:

 

(2)   Detailed statistics have not been compiled of persons of non-European descent issued short term visitors or student visas in the various countries in the last 20 years. Statistics of arrivals are available from 1966 based on nationality but not on last country of residence. These are as follows:

 

 







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