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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Sep 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/11/2012   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep '12
Aug '12 to Sep '12
Sep '11 to Sep '12
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
513.5
0.5
3.2
Seasonally adjusted
520.4
0.8
. .
Original
473.6
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
691.3
0.1
5.5
Seasonally adjusted
695.4
1.6
. .
Original
844.2
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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

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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during September 2012 (513,500 movements) increased 0.5% compared with August 2012 (510,900 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.4% in July and an increase of 0.5% in August 2012. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 3.2% higher than in September 2011.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During September 2012, short-term visitor arrivals (520,400 movements) recorded an increase of 0.8% compared with August 2012 (516,400 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 3.0% in July 2012 and an increase of 4.1% in August 2012.
  • Original estimates: There were 473,600 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in September 2012.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES FROM AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures during September 2012 (691,300 movements) increased 0.1% compared with August 2012 (690,600 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.4% in July 2012 and 0.3% in August 2012. The current trend estimate for departures is 5.5% higher than in September 2011.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During September 2012, short-term resident departures (695,400 movements) increased 1.6% compared with August 2012 (684,200 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 1.2% in July 2012 and a monthly decrease of 0.1% in August 2012.
  • Original estimates: There were 844,200 short-term resident departures from Australia during September 2012.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2012 5 December 2012
November 2012 14 January 2013
December 2012 6 February 2013
January 2013 7 March 2013
February 2013 9 April 2013
March 2013 7 May 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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