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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Apr 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2013   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Apr '13
Mar '13 to Apr '13
Apr '12 to Apr '13
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
525.9
-0.1
4.2
Seasonally adjusted
523.7
-1.6
. .
Original
459.9
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
708.4
0.7
4.6
Seasonally adjusted
715.0
0.7
. .
Original
696.8
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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

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




APRIL KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during April 2013 (525,900 movements) decreased 0.1% compared with March 2013 (526,300 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.1% in both February 2013 and March 2013. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 4.2% higher than in April 2012.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During April 2013, short-term visitor arrivals (523,700 movements) recorded a decrease of 1.6% compared with March 2013 (532,000 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 0.6% in February 2013 and a monthly increase of 2.1% in March 2013.
  • Original estimates: There were 459,900 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in April 2013.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES FROM AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures during April 2013 (708,400 movements) increased 0.7% compared with March 2013 (703,600 movements). This follows monthly increases of 0.6% in both February 2013 and March 2013. The current trend estimate for departures is 4.6% higher than in April 2012.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During April 2013, short-term resident departures (715,000 movements) increased 0.7% compared with March 2013 (710,000 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 0.6% in February 2013 and a monthly increase of 3.2% in March 2013.
  • Original estimates: There were 696,800 short-term resident departures from Australia during April 2013.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2013 8 July 2013
June 2013 2 August 2013
July 2013 4 September 2013
August 2013 8 October 2013
September 2013 5 November 2013
October 2013 5 December 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

January 2013 overseas arrivals and departures data have been revised in this month's release of the publication. Investigations by the ABS and DIAC uncovered a high non-response rate for both duration of stay and reason for journey for the month of January. This is mainly due to changes made to the collection and processing of passenger cards, which were introduced in January. January is the only month that has been affected and the non-response rates for subsequent months are at an acceptable level.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Jessica Neilson on Hobart (03) 6222 5792.


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