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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Page: 8638


(Question No. 1077)

Mr Morrison asked the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, in writing, on 20 June 2012:

In respect of holders of 457 visas, on 1 June 2012, how many were in Australia, and of those, how many were (a) single, and (b) part of a family group and what was the composition of the family group.

Mr Bowen: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

My Department has limited capacity to report on the composition of the family groups of 457 visa holders. However, my Department can report on the number of dependant family members that have been sponsored with the primary visa holder.

On 1 June 2012, there were a total of 90 221 subclass 457 visa holders in Australia. Of these, 53 896 had no dependants. Of the 36 325 with dependants, 17 933 had one dependant, 8063 had two dependants, 7633 had three dependants, 2169 had four dependants and 527 had five or more dependants.