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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, May 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/07/2010   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May '10
Apr '10 to May '10
May '09 to May '10
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
479.2
-0.2
3.9
Seasonally adjusted
478.9
2.4
. .
Original
376.4
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
573.1
0.6
11.7
Seasonally adjusted
574.4
2.1
. .
Original
556.2
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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

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




MAY KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during May 2010 (479,200 movements) decreased 0.2% compared with April 2010 (480,200 movements). This followed similar changes for the months of March 2010 and April 2010. Currently, trend estimates for arrivals are 3.9% higher than in May 2009.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During May 2010, arrivals (478,900 movements) recorded an increase of 2.4% compared with April 2010 (467,600 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.9% for March 2010 and a monthly decrease of 4.5% for April 2010.
  • Original estimates: There were 376,400 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in May 2010.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures from Australia during May 2010 (573,100 movements) increased 0.6% compared with April 2010 (569,900 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.7% for March 2010 and 0.6% for April 2010. Currently, trend estimates for departures are 11.7% higher than in May 2009.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During May 2010, departures (574,400 movements) increased by 2.1% compared with April 2010 (562,600 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 5.7% for March 2010 and a monthly decrease of 3.9% for April 2010.
  • Original estimates: There were 556,200 short-term resident departures from Australia during May 2010.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2010 4 August 2010
July 2010 3 September 2010
August 2010 6 October 2010
September 2010 8 November 2010
October 2010 6 December 2010
November 2010 12 January 2011



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

There are no changes in this issue.


FORTHCOMING ISSUES

Annual seasonal adjustment reanalysis: The annual reanalysis of the short-term visitor arrivals and short-term resident departures series will be undertaken after the release of this issue. Any revisions to the seasonally adjusted and trend estimates series will be incorporated with the release of June 2010 data.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Abul Majumder on Canberra (02) 6252 7083.


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