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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, May 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/07/2012   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May '12
Apr '12 to May '12
May '11 to May '12
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
503.6
-
4.5
Seasonally adjusted
497.7
-1.7
. .
Original
393.5
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
680.9
0.7
5.1
Seasonally adjusted
684.0
1.5
. .
Original
652.0
. .
. .

. . not applicable
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

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 TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during May 2012 (503,600 movements) decreased slightly compared with April 2012 (503,700 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.2% in March 2012 and 0.1% in April 2012. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 4.5% higher than in May 2011.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During May 2012, short-term visitor arrivals (497,700 movements) recorded a decrease of 1.7% compared with April 2012 (506,100 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 1.8% in March 2012 and a decrease of 0.9% in April 2012.
  • Original estimates: There were 393,500 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in May 2012.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES FROM AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures during May 2012 (680,900 movements) increased 0.7% compared with April 2012 (676,200 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.8% in March 2012 and 0.8% in April 2012. The current trend estimate for departures is 5.1% higher than in May 2011.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During May 2012, short-term resident departures (684,000 movements) increased 1.5% compared with April 2012 (674,200 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 3.2% in March 2012 and a decrease of 0.6% in April 2012.
  • Original estimates: There were 652,000 short-term resident departures from Australia during May 2012.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2012 3 August 2012
July 2012 4 September 2012
August 2012 9 October 2012
September 2012 6 November 2012
October 2012 5 December 2012
November 2012 14 January 2013



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.


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