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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Apr 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2010   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

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

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
481.4
-0.2
3.4
Seasonally adjusted
470.0
-4.5
. .
Original
430.2
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
568.5
0.4
10.9
Seasonally adjusted
564.0
-3.5
. .
Original
537.1
. .
. .

. . 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 2010 (481,400 movements) decreased 0.2% compared with March 2010 (482,200 movements). This followed little changes for the months of February 2010 and March 2010. Currently, trend estimates for arrivals are 3.4% higher than in April 2009.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During April 2010, arrivals (470,000 movements) recorded a decrease of 4.5% compared with March 2010 (492,000 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.9% for February 2010 and 1.6% for March 2010.
  • Original estimates: There were 430,200 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in April 2010.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures from Australia during April 2010 (568,500 movements) increased 0.4% compared with March 2010 (566,000 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.7% each for February 2010 and March 2010. Currently, trend estimates for departures are 10.9% higher than in April 2009.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During April 2010, departures (564,000 movements) decreased by 3.5% compared with March 2010 (584,300 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 0.4% for February 2010 and a monthly increase of 5.4% for March 2010.
  • Original estimates: There were 537,100 short-term resident departures from Australia during April 2010.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2010 6 July 2010
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



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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