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457/TSS 482 visa… Cheap Labour?.. Taking Our Jobs?.. Facts Not fiction…

By 3 June 2019No Comments

We don’t think so… What’s your thoughts?..

Did you know that there are?

  • 12,791,500 million people in the Australian workforce…
  • 83,470 primary 457/TSS 482 visa holders in Australia. (Australian Bureau of Statistics)

That is just 0.65 % of the total Australian workforce (less than 1%) are on a 457/TSS 482 visas…

There was a total of 34,450  TSS 482 visa applications granted last year (decrease of 25.9% on the previous year) which is only 0.26% of the workforce.

Compared to 135,000 working holiday visa holders in the country as of June 2018 statistics. (1.06% of the total Australian workforce).

Minimum salary for anyone on a 457/TSS 482 visa is now $53,000 plus super at 9.5% = $58K plus on costs

Most popular occupations

  • Developer Programmer – 1,640 (4.8%)
  • ICT Business Analyst – 1,390 (4.0%)
  • University Lecturer – 1,360 (3.9%)
  • Cook – 1,350 (3.9%)
  • General Practitioner (Medical doctor) – 1,170 (3.4%)

Stats for birth death and leaving the country….


The growth of Australia’s population is comprised of natural increase (the number of births minus the number of deaths) and net overseas migration (*NOM). Net Overseas Migration figure is worked out by the Australians or Permanent residents leaving Australia to live abroad v the incoming overseas migrants coming in across all visas including 417/462 working holiday visas that stay for a period longer than 12 months or more within a 16 month period.

Please remember the majority of people who can physically leave any country and move to another must be highly qualified to be able to obtain a work visa in the country they are going to. We lose highly skilled individuals every year overseas so sometimes the immigration program is just re filling the bucket of skilled people we have lost.


The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 September 2018 was 25,101,900 people. This is an increase of 395,100 people since 30 September 2017 and 109,100 people since 30 June 2018.

The annual population growth rate for the year ended 30 September 2018 was 1.6%.

Footnote(s): (a) Annual growth rate calculated at the end of each quarter. (b) All data to 30 June 2016 is final. Estimates thereafter are preliminary.

Source(s): Australian Demographic Statistics, September quarter 2018

*net overseas migration (NOM)—the net gain or loss of population through immigration to Australia and emigration from Australia. This can include both permanent and long-term (staying 12 months or more within a 16-month period) arrivals and departures.

Purnima Kabra