Skills South Africans Bring to Australia

Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics demonstrates a major leap in the amount of South Africans who have moved to Australia in the recent years.


Utilising registration information from 2011, Australia’s legitimate measurable association noticed that around 145,683 South Africans were living in the nation – eighth behind the UK, New Zealand, China, India, Italy, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Quick forward to 2016, and the authority uncovered that as at June 2015, upwards of 178,700 were living in Australia, up more than 33,000 individuals from the 2011 information, and speaking to 0.8% of the aggregate populace.

As per the 2011 registration information, 63% of South Africans in Australia were utilised in either a talented administrative, expert or exchange occupation. The comparing rate in the aggregate Australian populace was 48.4%.

Marlene Prentice, who runs Migration Network Australia, which encourages displacement to Australia, told City Press of a hop in the quantity of South Africans moving to Australia in January 2015, and afterwards again in July and December a year ago, after the hacking out of money priest Nhlanhla Nene.

“The quantity of visa appraisals prepared in July and December 2015 were 67% higher than the number handled in July and December 2014. This expanded pattern proceeded through to January and February this year,” Prentice said.

“The fundamental reasons given are security, debasement and an absence of future employment prospects. In any case, in July 2015, the heap shedding issue was raised. The sacking of Nene and the unpredictability of the rand turned into an extra reason after December 2015.”

A later report by the Australian government demonstrated that the main 10 abilities of South Africans emigrating to Australia through the nation’s changeless Migration Program in 2014–15 were as per the following:

  • Accountants
  • Software and applications programmers
  • Auditors, company secretaries and corporate treasurers
  • ICT business and systems analysts
  • Industrial, mechanical and production engineers
  • Secondary school teachers
  • Electricians
  • Other engineering professionals
  • Metal fitters and machinists
  • Computer network professionals


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