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3401.0.55.001 - Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia, Dec 2007  
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TREND ESTIMATES

The trend estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for December 2007 (472,000 movements) increased by 0.2% compared with November 2007 (471,000 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.2% for October 2007 and 0.1% for November 2007.


Short-term visitor arrivals have changed little since December 2006.

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




SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

The seasonally adjusted estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for December 2007 (472,100 movements) decreased by 0.4% compared with November 2007 (474,200 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 2.8% for October 2007 and a monthly increase of 2.5% for November 2007.



ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

In original movement terms, there were an estimated 618,100 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during December 2007.

TABLE 1: SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS, Australia(a) - December 2007

Dec07
Nov 07 to Dec 07
Dec 06 to Dec 07
'000
% change
% change

Trend
472.0
0.2
-
Seasonally adjusted
472.1
-0.4
. .
Original
618.1
. .
. .

. . not applicable
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Data for the most recent month are statistically modelled on passport movements and past arrival trends from passenger cards. Monthly estimates prior to the most recent month are final and based on passenger card data. Trend and seasonally adjusted estimates may be revised each month. See Explanatory Notes 14 to 19.

TABLE 2: SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS, Australia - Country of Residence(a)

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
Nov 07
Dec 07
Nov 07 to Dec 07
Dec 06 to Dec 07
Nov 07
Dec 07
Nov 07 to Dec 07
Dec 07
Country of residence
'000
'000
% change
% change
'000
'000
% change
'000

Oceania & Antarctica
New Zealand
95.0
96.1
1.1
3.9
97.0
97.2
0.3
102.3
Total
106.9
108.2
1.2
3.7
108.4
109.5
1.0
119.8
North-West Europe
Germany
12.6
12.7
0.7
2.1
12.3
13.6
10.8
17.4
Netherlands
4.3
4.3
-0.6
-0.4
4.1
4.4
7.2
7.1
Sweden
3.0
3.0
2.4
3.6
3.0
3.2
7.5
6.9
Switzerland
3.3
3.3
0.8
-6.1
3.4
3.5
4.7
6.7
United Kingdom
56.1
56.0
-0.1
-9.0
55.8
55.5
-0.6
105.1
Total
98.4
98.6
0.2
-4.5
97.8
99.4
1.7
173.5
Southern & Eastern Europe
Italy
4.5
4.5
-0.2
-0.3
4.6
4.4
-4.3
7.6
Total
11.6
11.7
0.7
6.1
11.9
11.6
-2.6
20.1
North Africa & the Middle East
Total
7.3
7.4
0.6
5.1
7.9
6.8
-13.4
8.1
South-East Asia
Indonesia
7.6
7.7
1.3
10.2
8.0
8.2
2.1
12.1
Malaysia
13.3
13.6
1.8
1.3
15.3
13.7
-10.4
19.8
Philippines
3.6
3.6
0.3
4.3
3.6
3.7
3.0
4.1
Singapore
21.2
21.1
-0.6
-5.2
22.5
20.2
-10.5
31.3
Thailand
7.3
7.1
-2.3
10.7
6.9
6.9
-0.2
6.3
Total
57.0
57.1
0.2
2.3
60.0
56.8
-5.3
79.9
North-East Asia
China
31.0
31.1
0.3
12.6
31.7
30.5
-3.8
30.9
Japan
46.9
46.3
-1.3
-11.0
44.9
47.4
5.8
50.7
Korea
19.6
19.2
-2.2
-17.3
19.5
18.8
-3.4
21.3
Taiwan
8.0
7.8
-2.6
1.7
7.5
6.8
-9.3
5.4
Total
117.7
116.4
-1.1
-5.7
116.4
114.9
-1.3
122.5
Americas
Canada
9.7
9.6
-0.8
6.5
8.8
9.8
11.5
14.3
United States of America
39.1
39.1
-
2.9
39.1
37.9
-3.0
44.1
Total
53.6
53.5
-0.1
4.9
52.8
52.6
-0.3
65.5
Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
5.4
5.6
2.7
12.1
5.6
5.7
2.4
10.9
Total
7.4
7.5
2.7
12.8
7.5
7.7
2.3
14.4
Total(b)
471.0
472.0
0.2
-
474.2
472.1
-0.4
618.1

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Data for the most recent month are statistically modelled on passport movements and past arrival trends from passenger cards. Monthly estimates prior to the most recent month are final and based on passenger card data. Trend and seasonally adjusted estimates may be revised each month. See Explanatory Notes 14 to 19.
(b) Includes Southern and Central Asia and not stated/inadequately described.


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