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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Mar 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/05/2012   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar '12
Feb '12 to Mar '12
Mar '11 to Mar '12
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
504.8
0.3
4.3
Seasonally adjusted
512.0
1.9
. .
Original
544.2
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
667.1
0.5
6.5
Seasonally adjusted
676.8
3.0
. .
Original
630.1
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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

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




MARCH KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during March 2012 (504,800 movements) increased 0.3% compared with February 2012 (503,400 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.1% in January 2012 and 0.2% in February 2012. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 4.3% higher than in March 2011.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During March 2012, short-term visitor arrivals (512,000 movements) recorded an increase of 1.9% compared with February 2012 (502,400 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 0.6% in January 2012 and an increase of 1.0% in February 2012.
  • Original estimates: There were 544,200 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in March 2012.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES FROM AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures during March 2012 (667,100 movements) increased 0.5% compared with February 2012 (663,500 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.5% in January 2012 and 0.6% in February 2012. The current trend estimate for departures is 6.5% higher than in March 2011.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During March 2012, short-term resident departures (676,800 movements) increased 3.0% compared with February 2012 (657,300 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 1.8% in January 2012 and a decrease of 1.2% in February 2012.
  • Original estimates: There were 630,100 short-term resident departures from Australia during March 2012.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2012 4 June 2012
May 2012 6 July 2012
June 2012 3 August 2012
July 2012 4 September 2012
August 2012 9 October 2012
September 2012 6 November 2012



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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