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3401.0.55.001 - Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia, Feb 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/03/2007   
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TREND ESTIMATES

The trend estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for February 2007 (476,500 movements) increased by 0.3% compared with January 2007 (474,800 movements). This follows monthly increases of 0.7% for December 2006 and 0.6% for January 2007.


Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 3.2% higher than in February 2006.



SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

The seasonally adjusted estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for February 2007 (472,300 movements) decreased by 1.3% compared with January 2007 (478,300 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 2.9% for December 2006 and a monthly decrease of 0.7% for January 2007.

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




ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

In original movement terms there were an estimated 522,700 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during February 2007.

TABLE 1: SHORT-TERM MOVEMENT, VISITOR ARRIVALS(a) - February 2007

Feb 07
Jan 07 to Feb 07
Feb 06 to Feb 07
'000
% change
% change

Trend
476.5
0.3
3.2
Seasonally adjusted
472.3
-1.3
. .
Original
522.7
. .
. .

. . not applicable
(a) Trend and seasonally adjusted estimates may be revised each month. See Explanatory Notes 14 to 17.

TABLE 2: SHORT-TERM MOVEMENT(a), VISITOR ARRIVALS - Country of Residence(b)

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original



Jan 07
Feb 07
Jan 07 to Feb 07
Feb 06 to Feb 07
Jan 07
Feb 07
Jan 07 to Feb 07
Feb 07
'000
'000
% change
% change
'000
'000
% change
'000

OCEANIA & ANTARCTICA
New Zealand
95.5
97.0
1.5
6.9
99.4
95.5
-4.0
65.6
Total
107.6
109.3
1.6
7.6
111.8
107.4
-4.0
76.7
NORTH-WEST EUROPE
Germany
12.7
12.9
1.7
1.8
12.2
13.8
12.7
17.7
Netherlands
4.4
4.4
1.1
4.5
4.4
4.3
-0.4
5.5
Sweden
3.0
3.0
0.7
-3.8
3.0
2.9
-4.2
4.4
Switzerland
3.6
3.7
1.4
4.2
3.3
3.8
15.0
4.5
United Kingdom
61.9
62.4
0.7
3.7
61.0
61.6
1.0
81.9
Total
104.1
105.0
0.9
4.0
102.8
105.0
2.2
136.3
SOUTHERN & EASTERN EUROPE
Italy
4.4
4.4
-0.1
5.8
4.6
4.3
-5.3
4.0
Total
11.1
11.1
0.5
9.3
11.3
11.1
-1.4
11.4
NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST
Total
7.4
7.7
3.7
28.8
7.3
8.1
11.3
7.3
SOUTH-EAST ASIA
Indonesia
7.0
6.8
-2.0
-1.2
7.0
6.4
-8.6
7.2
Malaysia
13.8
13.9
1.3
5.4
13.5
13.5
0.1
16.9
Philippines
3.6
3.7
3.1
28.9
3.8
3.8
-1.1
3.1
Singapore
21.5
21.2
-1.5
-0.2
24.8
18.6
-24.9
20.5
Thailand
6.5
6.6
1.1
4.0
6.5
6.4
-2.4
5.4
Total
55.4
55.3
-0.2
4.5
58.6
51.8
-11.6
56.9
NORTH-EAST ASIA
China
27.0
26.8
-0.6
4.0
26.6
27.4
2.9
49.5
Japan
52.4
51.8
-1.0
-8.0
50.5
52.9
4.6
56.7
Korea
22.2
21.5
-3.3
7.3
22.7
19.3
-15.0
20.3
Taiwan
7.5
7.4
-1.2
-9.7
6.1
8.3
36.0
9.9
Total
121.2
119.3
-1.6
-3.9
119.3
117.9
-1.2
152.1
AMERICAS
Canada
8.9
8.9
0.4
-3.5
8.6
9.3
7.9
12.8
United States of America
38.6
38.8
0.6
1.1
38.8
39.4
1.5
46.2
Total
51.4
51.7
0.5
1.0
51.3
52.7
2.6
63.2
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
South Africa
5.2
5.3
2.3
14.1
5.2
5.3
2.4
4.8
Total
6.9
7.0
1.5
14.1
6.9
6.9
0.1
6.8
Total(c)
474.8
476.5
0.3
3.2
478.3
472.3
-1.3
522.7

(a) This table presents a summary of the most recent overseas arrivals and departures estimates. Time series data for months earlier than those presented in this table are available as time series spreadsheets from the ABS web site.
(b) Data for the current month are statistically modelled on passport movements and past arrival trends from passenger cards. Monthly data prior to the current month are estimates based on passenger card data.
(c) Includes Southern and Central Asia and not stated/inadequately described.


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