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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Apr 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2009   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Apr '09
Mar '09 to Apr '09
Apr '08 to Apr '09
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
477.3
0.8
1.7
Seasonally adjusted
478.7
0.9
. .
Original
455.6
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
483.0
0.5
0.1
Seasonally adjusted
508.4
9.0
. .
Original
503.9
. .
. .

. . 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
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during April 2009 (477,300 movements), rose 0.8% compared with March 2009 (473,600 movements). This followed monthly increases of 1.1% for February 2009 and 1.0% for March 2009.
  • Currently, trend estimates for arrivals are 1.7% higher than in April 2008.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During April 2009, arrivals (478,700 movements) increased by 0.9% compared with March 2009 (474,300 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 6.0% for February 2009 and a monthly decrease of 0.8% for March 2009.
  • Original estimates: There were 455,600 arrivals to Australia in April 2009.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures from Australia during April 2009 (483,000 movements), recorded an increase of 0.5% compared with March 2009 (480,700 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.2% for February 2009 and 0.4% for March 2009.
  • Currently, trend estimates for departures are marginally higher than in April 2008.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During April 2009, departures (508,400 movements) increased by 9.0% compared with March 2009 (466,300 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 3.3% for February 2009 and a monthly decrease of 2.2% for March 2009.
  • Original estimates: There were 503,900 departures from Australia during April 2009.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2009 7 July 2009
June 2009 4 August 2009
July 2009 4 September 2009
August 2009 6 October 2009
September 2009 6 November 2009
October 2009 7 December 2009



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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