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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Mar 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/05/2011   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar '11
Feb '11 to Mar '11
Mar '10 to Mar '11
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
487.9
-0.8
1.5
Seasonally adjusted
479.5
-2.1
. .
Original
501.1
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
593.0
-1.6
4.0
Seasonally adjusted
575.6
-5.1
. .
Original
532.6
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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

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




MARCH KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during March 2011 (487,900 movements) decreased 0.8% compared with February 2011 (491,800 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.7% in January 2011 and 0.8% in February 2011. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 1.5% higher than in March 2010.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During March 2011, short-term visitor arrivals (479,500 movements) recorded a decrease of 2.1% compared with February 2011 (490,000 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.3% in January 2011 and 2.3% in February 2011.
  • Original estimates: There were 501,100 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in March 2011.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES FROM AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures during March 2011 (593,000 movements) decreased 1.6% compared with February 2011 (602,700 movements). This followed a marginal monthly decrease for January 2011 and a decrease of 0.2% for February 2011. The current trend estimate for departures is 4.0% higher than in March 2010.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During March 2011, short-term resident departures (575,600 movements) decreased by 5.1% compared with February 2011 (606,900 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 2.1% for January 2011 and a decrease of 1.4% for February 2011.
  • Original estimates: There were 532,600 short-term resident departures from Australia during March 2011.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2011 3 June 2011
May 2011 6 July 2011
June 2011 4 August 2011
July 2011 2 September 2011
August 2011 6 October 2011
September 2011 8 November 2011



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

Introduction of breaks in short-term resident departures trend estimates - Breaks have been introduced in trend estimates for short-term resident departures to Japan and consequently to the trend for Total North-East Asia and the Total, due to the effects of the major earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011 in Japan and subsequent nuclear radiation exposure incidents. For further details, please see Explanatory Notes, paragraph 25.


INQUIRIES

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