MYAN Australia has released a Data Report on Youth Settlement Trends 2017-2018 and an infographic snapshot. This report provides a comprehensive overview of national trends in youth settlement in the Humanitarian and broader Migration Programme, looking at demographic data, state/territory trends, religion, English language and visa sub-classes. Using the latest data from the Department of Social Services the snapshot provides a national overview on youth arrivals from family, skilled and humanitarian programme streams.




Key Findings of the Report:

  • Australia continues to be a leader in terms of refugee resettlement in 2017/18 despite large decreases in settlement places globally. While the number of refu­gees resettled to Australia has decreased in 2017/18, this was linked with the ‘completion’ of the additional humanitarian intake of 12,000 people from Syria and Iraq, reflecting a return to the levels before the start of the additional intake.
  • There was a decrease in youth arrivals in 2017/18 reflecting an overall decrease in intake under Australia’s Migration Program, and an expected decrease under the Humanitarian Program.
  • Females made up 59% and males 41% of all youth arrivals across all migration categories in 2017/18.
  • Victoria and New South Wales settled the largest numbers of young people under all the migration categories in 2017/18 financial year.
  • Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic, Afghanistan and Myanmar were the top four countries of birth for young people arriving under the Humanitarian Program in 2017/18, and comprised 65% of all young humanitarian entrants.

The top five main languages spoken by young people across all migration categories in 2017/18 were Arabic, English, Mandarin, Dari and Hazaragi.