The statistics used in this release are from the Australian Census and Temporary Entrants Integrated Dataset (ACTEID) which links data from the 2021 Census of Population and Housing with temporary visa holder data from the Department of Home Affairs.
In this data:
- Temporary residents are temporary visa holders who either have stayed or intended to stay in Australia for twelve months or more.
- Overseas visitors are temporary visa holders who indicated in the Census that they usually lived in another country and were visiting Australia for less than one year.
The information in this release mainly focuses on temporary residents.
Previous releases of these statistics were published in: Insights from the Australian Census and Temporary Entrants Integrated Dataset, Australia.
The 2021 Census was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, when international borders were closed. This impacted the number and type of temporary visa holders who were present in Australia on 10 August 2021. Please consider this when making comparisons with other data sources.