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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Dec 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/02/2008   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec '07
Nov '07 to Dec '07
Dec '06 to Dec '07
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
470.9
0.1
-0.2
Seasonally adjusted
470.0
-0.8
. .
Original
615.0
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
478.0
0.8
12.9
Seasonally adjusted
485.6
3.4
. .
Original
633.4
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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

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



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • Trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during December 2007 (470,900 movements) changed little compared with November 2007 (470,200 movements).
  • Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 0.4% higher than when the series last troughed in August 2007 and 0.2% lower than in December 2006.
  • During December 2007, short-term resident departures (478,000 movements) increased by 0.8% compared with November 2007 (474,300 movements). This followed monthly increases of 1.0% for October 2007 and 0.9% for November 2007.
  • Currently, short-term resident departures are 12.9% higher than in December 2006.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates for short-term visitor arrivals during December 2007 (470,000 movements) decreased by 0.8% compared with November 2007 (473,800 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 2.9% for October 2007 and a monthly increase of 2.4% for November 2007.
  • Short-term resident departures for December 2007 (485,600 movements) increased 3.4% compared with November 2007 (469,800 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 2.9% for October 2007 and a monthly decrease of 0.8% for November 2007.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original movement terms, there were 615,000 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia and 633,400 short-term resident departures from Australia during December 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2008 6 March 2008
February 2008 9 April 2008
March 2008 6 May 2008
April 2008 4 June 2008
May 2008 7 July 2008
June 2008 5 August 2008



EARLY ESTIMATES

Early estimates of short-term visitor arrivals for January 2008 will be available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website on 18 February 2008. These estimates can be accessed by going to the ABS website at <http://www.abs.gov.au>. Select All statistics - Access to all ABS products & statistics, then By Catalogue Number, then 3. Demography, then 34. Migration. Choose Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0.55.001).



DATA NOTES

This publication contains movement data. Care should be taken when interpreting this movement data as 'people'. 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 the Key Points and Main Features of 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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