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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Feb 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/04/2013   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb '13
Jan '13 to Feb '13
Feb '12 to Feb 13
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
526.2
-0.2
4.6
Seasonally adjusted
520.6
-0.7
. .
Original
604.6
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
689.8
-
3.3
Seasonally adjusted
686.7
-0.1
. .
Original
501.0
. .
. .

. . not applicable
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

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

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




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during February 2013 (526,200 movements) decreased 0.2% compared with January 2013 (527,400 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.5% in December 2012 and 0.4% in January 2013. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 4.6% higher than in February 2012.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During February 2013, short-term visitor arrivals (520,600 movements) recorded a decrease of 0.7% compared with January 2013 (524,300 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 2.0% in December 2012 and a monthly decrease of 2.4% in January 2013.
  • Original estimates: There were 604,600 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in February 2013.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES FROM AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures during February 2013 (689,800 movements) did not change compared with January 2013 (689,800 movements). This follows monthly increases of 0.1% in both December 2012 and January 2013. The current trend estimate for departures is 3.3% higher than in February 2012.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During February 2013, short-term resident departures (686,700 movements) decreased 0.1% compared with January 2013 (687,700 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.5% in December 2012 and a monthly decrease of 1.1% in January 2013.
  • Original estimates: There were 501,000 short-term resident departures from Australia during February 2013.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2013 7 May 2013
April 2013 4 June 2013
May 2013 8 July 2013
June 2013 2 August 2013
July 2013 4 September 2013
August 2013 8 October 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

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