As one would expect, UKIP weren't particularly complimentary about the immigration figures this morning. They described the Government as having "catastrophically failed". Which is fairly unambiguous isn't it.
UKIP's alternative in the run up to the election was an Australian style points system. Indeed, they tweeted this morning "Never has the case for an Australian-style points based immigration system been clearer".
So it seems reasonable for us to have a look at how the Australian system performs relative to ours.
The World Bank holds net migration data which we can use to compare them. Here it is:
You can see that Australia has slightly lower migration than the UK over that period - but about a third of the population. So actually, net migration relative to the size of the population was actually much higher under the Australian system.
Now, UKIP might argue that the Australians at least have control of the numbers - they happen to have chosen what looks like quite a high level of migration, but at least they had a choice - whereas we have no direct control over the number of EU migrants that come into the UK.
But for UKIP to achieve their target on migration - which, as I understand it, is something in the low tens of thousands - just doing the Australian style points system as the Australians have done it won't be enough. They want a five year moratorium on unskilled workers. But even with that factored in, they would have to set limits on skilled workers that were much, much tighter than those in Australia.