4159.0 - General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2010  
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Contents >> Population context >> Visa status


Foreign nationals who want to visit, work, study or live in Australia are required to obtain permission for their intended stay through application for a visa or travel permit. The 2010 GSS collected information on the visa status of people who were identified as:

  • being born overseas; and
  • having arrived in Australia in 1990 or later; and
  • being long-term or permanent residents.

Of the 2.5 million people identified as having a visa, 61% entered Australia on a Permanent visa and 39% on a Temporary visa (table 44).

1.2 VISA STATUS, by type of Permanent or Temporary visa (a)

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