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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Dec 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/02/2013   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec '12
Nov '12 to Dec '12
Dec '11 to Dec 12
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
534.0
0.7
6.9
Seasonally adjusted
537.6
1.6
. .
Original
720.9
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
692.1
0.3
5.3
Seasonally adjusted
695.5
0.1
. .
Original
908.6
. .
. .

. . not applicable

Visitor arrivals, Short-term
Graph: Visitor arrivals, Short-term

Resident departures, Short-term
Graph: Resident departures, Short-term




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during December 2012 (534,000 movements) increased 0.7% compared with November 2012 (530,100 movements). This followed monthly increases of 1.1% in October and 1.0% in November 2012. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 6.9% higher than in December 2011.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During December 2012, short-term visitor arrivals (537,600 movements) recorded an increase of 1.6% compared with November 2012 (529,200 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.4% in October and 0.9% in November 2012.
  • Original estimates: There were 720,900 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in December 2012.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES FROM AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures during December 2012 (692,100 movements) increased 0.3% compared with November 2012 (690,300 movements). This follows monthly increases of 0.2% in October and 0.3% in November 2012. The current trend estimate for departures is 5.3% higher than in December 2011.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During December 2012, short-term resident departures (695,500 movements) increased 0.1 % compared with November 2012 (695,000 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 1.9% in October 2012 and a monthly increase of 2.3% in November 2012.
  • Original estimates: There were 908,600 short-term resident departures from Australia during December 2012.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2013 7 March 2013
February 2013 9 April 2013
March 2013 7 May 2013
April 2013 4 June 2013
May 2013 8 July 2013
June 2013 2 August 2013



DATA NOTES

This publication contains overseas movement data which should not be interpreted as 'persons'. See paragraph 5 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.

The statistics in this publication have been rounded to the nearest 100 for short-term movements and to the nearest 10 for permanent and long-term movements. As a result, sums of the components may not add exactly to totals. Analysis featured in this publication is based on unrounded data. Calculations made on rounded data may differ to those published.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

The large increase in the original estimates for short-term visitor arrivals from India has caused some uncertainty in the trend estimates from December 2012. A longer time series of data is required before the effects of changes in travel behaviour to Australia from India, and hence the final trend for this series, can be determined. This uncertainty is therefore also present in the regional total series (e.g. Total Southern and Central Asia) and the total series.


INQUIRIES

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