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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Jun 2009  
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun '09
May '09 to Jun '09
Jun '08 to Jun '09
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
459.6
-1.0
-1.5
Seasonally adjusted
442.5
-5.1
. .
Original
364.8
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
np
np
np
Seasonally adjusted
508.2
-0.4
. .
Original
557.4
. .
. .

. . not applicable
np not for publication

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

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




JUNE KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during June 2009 (459,600 movements), decreased 1.0% compared with May 2009 (464,100 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.4% for April 2009 and 0.7% for May 2009.
  • Currently, trend estimates for arrivals are 1.5% lower than in June 2008.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During June 2009, arrivals (442,500 movements) decreased by 5.1% compared with May 2009 (466,200 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.2% for April 2009 and 1.7% for May 2009.
  • Original estimates: There were 364,800 arrivals to Australia in June 2009.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
  • Trend estimates: The trend estimates series has been suspended for April 2009 and onwards. For further information please see the SUSPENSION OF TREND ESTIMATES (SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES) series in the NOTES section below.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During June 2009, departures (508,200 movements) decreased by 0.4% compared with May 2009 (510,200 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 10.0% for April 2009 and minimal monthly change for May 2009.
  • Original estimates: There were 557,400 departures from Australia during June 2009.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2009 4 September 2009
August 2009 6 October 2009
September 2009 6 November 2009
October 2009 7 December 2009
November 2009 12 January 2010
December 2009 8 February 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.


SUSPENSION OF TREND ESTIMATES (SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES)

The trend series attempts to measure the underlying behaviour in passenger movements. In the short term, this measurement may be significantly affected by unusual influences in the original and seasonally adjusted data, like those observed in April, May and June 2009 for Short-term Resident Departures. If the trend estimates in the publication were to be calculated without fully accounting for these unusual influences, they would be likely to provide a misleading view of the underlying trend in activity.

Further, if passenger movements in subsequent months are influenced by these unusual influences, it may be some time before the underlying behaviour of the series can be reliably estimated. The trend estimates have therefore been suspended from April 2009 for all Short-term Resident Departures series. The trend estimates will be reintroduced when more stability emerges in the underlying behaviour of passenger movements.

Appropriate seasonally adjusted estimates can be produced and will continue to be published as usual.

Also, caution should be used when interpreting recent Short-term Visitor Arrivals trend estimates as they may be affected by unusual economic factors. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraph 23 of the Explanatory Notes.


FINAL RELEASE (.PDF FORMAT)

This issue, June 2009, is the final release of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0) in .pdf format. Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia will continue to be released on a monthly basis as a web only release. The web only release will retain the publication's current textual content (e.g. key figures and points, main features, explanatory notes, etc.) and timeseries spreadsheets (Tables 1 to 12 in this month's .pdf).


INQUIRIES

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