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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Mar 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/05/2013   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

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

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
529.1
0.1
5.0
Seasonally adjusted
533.6
2.3
. .
Original
588.5
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
696.7
0.2
3.5
Seasonally adjusted
707.1
3.0
. .
Original
682.9
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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 TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during March 2013 (529,100 movements) increased 0.1% compared with February 2013 (528,700 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.2% in January 2013 and 0.1% in February 2013. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 5.0% higher than in March 2012.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During March 2013, short-term visitor arrivals (533,600 movements) recorded an increase of 2.3% compared with February 2013 (521,800 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 2.4% in January 2013 and 0.6% in February 2013.
  • Original estimates: There were 588,500 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in March 2013.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES FROM AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures during March 2013 (696,700 movements) increased 0.2% compared with February 2013 (694,900 movements). This follows monthly increases of 0.3% in both January 2013 and February 2013. The current trend estimate for departures is 3.5% higher than in March 2012.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During March 2013, short-term resident departures (707,100 movements) increased 3.0% compared with February 2013 (686,800 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 1.4% in January 2013 and 0.1% in February 2013.
  • Original estimates: There were 682,900 short-term resident departures from Australia during March 2013.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
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
September 2013 5 November 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.


UPCOMING RELEASE

January 2013 overseas arrivals and departures data will be revised in next month's release of this 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 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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