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3401.0.55.001 - Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia, Sep 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/10/2007   
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TREND ESTIMATES

The trend estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for September 2007 (471,200 movements) decreased by 0.1% compared with August 2007 (471,500 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 0.1% for July 2007 and no change for August 2007.


Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 2.2% higher than in September 2006.



SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

The seasonally adjusted estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for September 2007 (475,300 movements) decreased by 0.4% compared with August 2007 (477,200 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 2.6% for July 2007 and a monthly increase of 3.8% for August 2007.

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




ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

In original movement terms there were an estimated 435,800 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during September 2007.

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

Sep 07
Aug 07 to Sep 07
Sep 06 to Sep 07
'000
% change
% change

Trend
471.2
-0.1
2.2
Seasonally adjusted
475.3
-0.4
. .
Original
435.8
. .
. .

. . not applicable
(a) Trend and seasonally adjusted estimates may be revised each month. See Explanatory Notes 14 to 19.

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

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
Aug 07
Sep 07
Aug 07
to Sep 07
Sep 06
to Sep 07
Aug 07
Sep 07
Aug 07
to Sep 07
Sep 07
Country of residence
'000
'000
% change
% change
'000
'000
% change
'000

Oceania & Antarctica
New Zealand
95.5
94.9
-0.6
6.9
94.9
95.5
0.6
116.9
Total
107.0
106.4
-0.5
6.5
106.4
107.8
1.3
129.0
North-West Europe
Germany
13.0
13.1
0.4
8.0
12.6
13.3
5.5
12.8
Netherlands
4.4
4.4
0.5
5.5
4.5
4.3
-4.0
4.0
Sweden
2.8
2.8
-1.0
-3.4
2.9
2.9
-0.1
2.1
Switzerland
3.6
3.5
-2.5
1.3
3.8
3.2
-14.9
3.5
United Kingdom
56.9
56.6
-0.4
-3.7
57.4
58.1
1.2
42.3
Total
99.2
99.0
-0.2
-0.1
99.8
100.7
0.9
80.6
Southern & Eastern Europe
Italy
4.5
4.5
-
3.0
4.5
4.6
4.1
4.4
Total
11.3
11.3
0.2
6.5
10.8
11.9
10.0
10.9
North Africa & the Middle East
Total
6.7
6.4
-4.6
-3.0
6.7
5.6
-16.8
4.0
South-East Asia
Indonesia
7.6
7.7
0.2
10.5
7.5
7.6
0.2
6.1
Malaysia
12.8
12.5
-2.2
-0.7
13.8
11.7
-14.9
10.8
Philippines
3.6
3.6
0.7
13.6
3.5
3.7
5.5
3.6
Singapore
22.1
21.9
-1.0
-1.4
24.5
20.7
-15.6
16.2
Thailand
7.9
8.3
5.1
36.8
8.0
9.3
15.2
7.6
Total
57.6
57.5
-0.2
6.8
61.3
56.6
-7.7
47.2
North-East Asia
China
30.1
30.6
1.8
13.9
31.3
30.9
-1.4
23.3
Japan
47.8
48.2
0.7
-10.3
48.9
47.6
-2.5
46.7
Korea
21.6
21.3
-1.5
-8.2
21.7
21.1
-2.7
17.0
Taiwan
8.0
8.3
3.0
5.2
7.7
9.4
22.0
8.5
Total
120.5
121.3
0.7
-2.8
123.4
121.9
-1.2
105.8
Americas
Canada
9.8
9.9
0.9
8.8
9.4
10.5
11.5
8.1
United States of America
37.7
37.6
-0.2
-1.0
37.5
38.0
1.5
30.1
Total
52.2
52.2
-
2.1
51.2
53.3
4.0
42.5
Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
5.0
4.9
-2.0
3.6
5.0
5.0
-0.4
5.0
Total
6.7
6.6
-1.4
4.2
6.4
6.9
7.8
6.4
Total(c)
471.5
471.2
-0.1
2.2
477.2
475.3
-0.4
435.8

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(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 website.
(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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