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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Mar 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/05/2010   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar '10
Feb '10 to Mar '10
Mar '09 to Mar '10
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
489.7
0.3
4.9
Seasonally adjusted
494.5
1.5
. .
Original
528.3
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend(a)
569.2
0.9
21.7
Seasonally adjusted
586.7
5.9
. .
Original
558.7
. .
. .

. . not applicable
(a) Break in trend series from April 2009 - see Explanatory Notes, para 25.

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
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during March 2010 (489,700 movements) increased 0.3% compared with February 2010 (488,100 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.5% for January 2010 and 0.4% for February 2010.
  • Currently, trend estimates for arrivals are 4.9% higher than in March 2009.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During March 2010, arrivals (494,500 movements) recorded an increase of 1.5% compared with February 2010 (487,200 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 0.8% for January 2010 and a monthly increase of 1.0% for February 2010.
  • Original estimates: There were 528,300 arrivals to Australia in March 2010.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures from Australia during March 2010 (569,200 movements) increased 0.9% compared with February 2010 (564,200 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.8% for January 2010 and 0.9% for February 2010.
  • Currently, trend estimates for departures are 21.7% higher than in March 2009. Note that trend breaks were introduced from April 2009 - see Explanatory Notes, paragraph 25.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During March 2010, departures (586,700 movements) increased by 5.9% compared with February 2010 (554,100 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 1.2% for January 2010 and a monthly decrease of 0.5% for February 2010.
  • Original estimates: There were 558,700 departures from Australia during March 2010.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2010 4 June 2010
May 2010 6 July 2010
June 2010 4 August 2010
July 2010 3 September 2010
August 2010 6 October 2010
September 2010 8 November 2010



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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