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Migration Trends and Outlook 2007/08

APPENDIX F: NATIONALITY OF PEOPLE APPROVED A WORK PERMIT FROM 1998/99 TO 2007/08

Table F1 Number of people approved a work permit by source country, 1998/99-2007/08

Country

1998/99

1999/00

2000/01

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

United Kingdom 8,366 8,785 12,475 15,114 17,473 19,185 19,346 18,659 18,696 20,431
China 1,420 1,120 1,955 3,156 3,618 4,023 6,953 11,954 14,889 14,966
Germany 612 725 1,116 1,923 2,601 3,530 3,971 6,241 7,302 8,016
United States 2,629 2,621 2,803 3,201 3,990 4,504 5,146 6,327 7,185 7,851
India 978 1,281 2,233 3,639 3,450 3,659 4,473 4,889 5,659 7,107
Philippines 540 473 636 805 812 913 1,175 2,176 3,666 5,849
Fiji 730 798 1,410 1,779 1,534 1,680 2,214 3,278 4,427 5,579
Japan 4,891 5,545 6,074 6,716 7,664 6,957 6,664 6,142 5,803 5,454
South Africa 1,168 1,278 1,632 2,509 2,861 3,062 3,314 3,420 3,985 5,279
South Korea 603 694 1,431 2,587 2,768 3,311 3,615 4,063 4,785 4,987
Malaysia 474 513 617 686 708 962 936 1,657 3,026 3,413
Brazil 25 43 71 122 237 451 685 1,823 3,009 3,108
Canada 1,307 1,367 1,422 1,812 2,121 2,427 2,619 3,042 3,016 3,028
France 370 569 669 909 1,262 1,471 1,637 2,135 2,249 2,877
Ireland 549 761 1,235 1,543 2,403 2,609 2,833 2,921 2,596 2,780
Samoa 240 218 898 873 325 417 813 1,060 1,376 2,203
Tonga 266 221 1,150 902 418 424 803 912 1,243 2,171
Thailand 730 789 1,180 1,205 946 990 1,173 1,338 1,861 2,083
Chile 25 37 63 155 400 405 563 948 1,392 1,789
Vanuatu 10 8 16 12 23 16 24 29 118 1,597
Other 5,587 6,229 7,516 9,500 11,213 12,591 13,540 16,660 19,174 19,894
Total 31,520 34,075 46,602 59,148 66,827 73,587 82,497 99,674 115,457 130,462