You missed the Employer Sponsored Category......Read this too :
And this too:
Skilled Independent : 12,986
Skilled State/Territory Nominated : 21,495
Regional : 23,372
The reason why Regional picked up in 2019 was because Australian government clamped down on 189 visa. Otherwise, it used to be the ugly step child back in 2017-18 and before that. This clamp down on anything but regional is very new compared to how long skilled immigration has been around. Even now, Skilled Independent and State Sponsored are much bigger contributor to immigration than Regional.
People were not very desparate to get a 187 regional visa even if it were an option back in 2016/2017. Only after government clamped down on 189 it picked up. Still 190 and 189 together are a bigger source.
The Employer Sponsored category outcome for 2017–18 was 35,528 places.
RSMS, with an outcome of 6221 places; and
During 2017–18, 51,969 applications were received in this category compared to 71,327 applications in 2016–17.
of the 51969 application in 2017, half of those are 457 visa
The TSS, the 457 I have been talking about for a long time.
And yes, if you quote 2017, Independent skill migration still the way to go, because of the major overhaul of the immigration system, if you quote data from 2010 or before, independent skill migration visa is the only way to go because you don't do jack shit and you get PR that way, You are probably talking about 90/10 split.
Sure, 13000 out of around 70000 before overhaul is a lot?Thats a lie
I have shown you the numbers from 2016-17, 17-18 and 19-20.
Skilled Independent 189 and State Sponsored 190 put together are still above Regional migration even using the reference you gave.
Dude, again, may I remind you I live in Australia, you do not, and you said You know it better than me??
@WotTen @patero maybe you want to come here and comment on this Indian post......
He seems to think only the "Best" Indian come to Migrate to Australia and only do top notch professional job lol.....