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									                                Australian Citizenship Test
                                              Snapshot Report
                                          July–September 2009




DIAC09/01048 – September 2009
    Introduction
    The data in this report relates to Australian citizenship tests administered by
    the Department of Immigration and Citizenship between 1 July 2009 and
    30 September 2009. This represents the first quarter of the 2009–10
    program year.
    This citizenship test snapshot report has been reformatted to align with DIAC
    program year (1 July–30 June) reporting, rather than cumulative reports since
    the commencement of citizenship testing on 1 October 2007. Future reports
    will also be quarterly based on the program year to date.
    Data for this report was extracted on 6 October 2009. A small number of
    paper tests yet to be processed are not included in this report.
    This report will be regularly updated and published on the department’s
    website at www.citizenship.gov.au.

    Further information about the Australian citizenship test, including the
    citizenship test resource book, is also available on that website.




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Contents
Introduction                                                    2
Executive Summary                                               4
2008-09 Program Year Summary                                    5
Australian Citizenship Test Outcomes – First Quarter 2009–10    6
Program Analysis                                                8
Country of Birth Analysis                                      11




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    Executive Summary
    Between 1 July 2009 and 30 September 2009 (figures in brackets are from
    the same quarter of the 2008-09 program year):
      •	 30 688 clients sat the Australian citizenship test (23 835);
      •	 29 318 clients (or 95.5 per cent) passed the test on their first or
         subsequent attempt (22 336 – 93.7 per cent);
      •	 The department administered 36 481 tests, including re-sits where
         clients did not pass the test on their first attempt (28 442);
      •	 On average there were 1.2 tests administered per client (unchanged);
      •	 The percentage of Skill stream clients who passed the test on their first
         or subsequent attempt was 99% (unchanged);
      •	 The percentage of Family stream clients who passed the test on their
         first or subsequent attempt was 92% (91%); and
      •	 The percentage of Humanitarian program clients who passed the test
         on their first or subsequent attempt was 70% (71%).




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2008-09 Program Year Summary
  •	 90 852 clients sat the Australian citizenship test;
  •	 87 413 clients (or 96.2 per cent) passed the test on their first or
     subsequent attempt;
  •	 The department administered 109 949 tests, including re-sits where
     clients did not pass the test on their first attempt;
  •	 On average there were 1.2 tests administered per client;
  •	 The percentage of Skill stream clients who passed the test on their first
     or subsequent attempt was 99%;
  •	 The percentage of Family stream clients who passed the test on their
     first or subsequent attempt was 94%; and
  •	 The percentage of Humanitarian program clients who passed the test
     on their first or subsequent attempt was 79%.

Since citizenship testing began on 1 October 2007, the department has
administered 205,887 tests to 167,678 clients to 30 September 2009.
163,341 clients had passed the test (97.4%) as at 30 September 2009.




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    Australian Citizenship Test Outcomes –
    First Quarter 2009–10
    Test outcomes by number of clients

                                   1370, 4.5%




                                                                         Fail
                                                                         Pass




                                   29318, 95.5%



     Test outcome - all clients                                Clients             %
     Pass                                                      29 318            95.5
     Fail                                                       1 370              4.5
     Total                                                     30 688           100.0


    Clients can sit the test as many times as they need in order to pass. Some
    clients sit the test more than once before they pass, which is why there are
    more tests than clients.
       •	 29 318 clients (95.5 per cent) passed the test on their first or
          subsequent attempt.
       •	 26 204 clients (85.4 per cent) passed the test on their first attempt.




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Australian Citizenship Test Outcomes continued
                                                         Passed on
 Program/ Stream                  Clients             first attempt                %
 Skill Stream                     17 941                       16 424             91.5
 Family Stream                     6 071                        4 732             77.9
 Humanitarian Program              2 068                        1 016             49.1
 Other                             4 608                        4 032             87.5
 Total                            30 688                       26 204             85.4


Test participation


                                        6071, 19.8%




                                                                        Family
                                                  2068, 6.7%
                                                                        Humanitarian
  17941, 58.5%
                                                                        Other
                                                                        Skilled
                                                4608, 15.0%




The following chart shows the number of clients by visa stream:
   •	 58.5 per cent of clients were from the Skill Stream
   •	 19.8 per cent of clients were from the Family Stream
   •	 6.7 per cent of clients were from the Humanitarian Program

* “Other” category includes Resident Return Visa holders and Special
Category Visa holders (15.0 per cent of clients)


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    Program Analysis
    While 95.5 per cent of clients passed the test, the number of times they
    attempted the test varied across the visa streams.


                                  40 000
                                                                                     Clients
                                  35 000
                                                                                     Tests
                                  30 000
       Clients and tests (’000)




                                  25 000

                                  20 000

                                  15 000

                                  10 000

                                   5 000

                                      0
                                           Skill Stream Family Stream Humanitarian           Other          Total
                                                                        Program

                                                                    Program/Stream




                                                                   %                                                Average
     Program/                                                   of all                         % of all       number of tests
     Stream                                    Clients        clients        Tests               tests             per client
     Skill Stream                              17 941            58.5      19 818                    54.3                 1.1
     Family Stream                               6 071           19.8       7 841                    21.5                 1.3
     Humanitarian                                2 068            6.7       3 530                     9.7                 1.7
     Program
     Other                                       4 608           15.0       5 292                    14.5                 1.1
     Total                                     30 688            100       36 481                    100                  1.2




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Program Analysis continued
Skill Stream outcomes (first or subsequent attempt)

                        149, 1%




                                                      Fail
                                                      Pass




                        17792, 99%



Family Stream outcomes (first or subsequent attempt)

                          484, 8%




                                                      Fail
                                                      Pass




                        5587, 92%




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     Humanitarian Program outcomes (first or subsequent attempt)


                                    624, 30%




                                                      Fail
                                                      Pass




             1444, 70%




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Country of Birth Analysis
During the period, clients born in more than 175 countries have sat the test.
The following table shows the top ten countries of birth:

 Country of birth              Total         % of total      Pass         Fail
 India                         5262             17.1%        5211          51
 United Kingdom                4453             14.5%        4440          13
 China                         4363             14.2%        4241         122
 South Africa                  1080               3.5%       1078           2
 Philippines                   1018               3.3%       1004          14
 Sri Lanka                       993              3.2%        967          26
 Bangladesh                      756              2.5%        746          10
 New Zealand                     660              2.2%        656           4
 Vietnam                         654              2.1%        560          94
 Thailand                        560              1.8%        535          25
 Other countries              10889             35.5%        9880       1009
                              30688            100.0%      29318        1370




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