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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Dec 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/02/2009   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec '08
Nov '08 to Dec '08
Dec '07 to Dec '08
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
454.1
0.2
-3.1
Seasonally adjusted
464.6
3.4
. .
Original
611.4
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
487.0
0.2
2.9
Seasonally adjusted
491.5
3.2
. .
Original
642.6
. .
. .

. . 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
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during December 2008 (454,100 movements), recorded a small increase compared with November 2008 (453,200 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 0.4% for October 2008 and a minimal monthly decrease for November 2008.
  • Currently, trend estimates for arrivals are 3.1% lower than in December 2007.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During December 2008, arrivals (464,600 movements) increased by 3.4% compared with November 2008 (449,300 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 1.0% for October 2008 and a monthly decrease of 0.8% for November 2008.
  • Original estimates: There were 611,400 arrivals to Australia in December 2008.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures from Australia during December 2008 (487,000 movements), recorded a small increase compared with November 2008 (486,100 movements). This followed minimal monthly increases in October 2008 and November 2008.
  • Currently, trend estimates for departures are 2.9% higher than in December 2007.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During December 2008, departures (491,500 movements) increased by 3.2% compared with November 2008 (476,300 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 1.2% for October 2008 and a monthly decrease of 2.8% for November 2008.
  • Original estimates: There were 642,600 departures from Australia during December 2008.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2009 6 March 2009
February 2009 6 April 2009
March 2009 8 May 2009
April 2009 4 June 2009
May 2009 7 July 2009
June 2009 4 August 2009



DATA NOTES

This publication contains 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.


REVISIONS

November 2008 arrivals and departures data have been revised. For further information refer to the DATA QUALITY ISSUES APPENDIX, paragraph NOVEMBER 2008 PROCESSING in this issue.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Anne Ward on Canberra (02) 6252 6871.


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