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3401.0.55.001 - Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia, Nov 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/12/2007   
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TREND ESTIMATES

The trend estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for November 2007 (473,100 movements) increased by 0.2% compared with October 2007 (472,100 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.2% for September 2007 and 0.3% for October 2007.


Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 0.9% higher than in November 2006.



SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

The seasonally adjusted estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for November 2007 (478,900 movements) increased by 3.2% compared with October 2007 (464,100 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.6% for September 2007 and a monthly decrease of 2.7% for October 2007.

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




ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

In original movement terms, there were an estimated 504,400 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during November 2007.

TABLE 1: SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS, Australia(a) - November 2007

Nov07
Oct 07 to Nov 07
Nov 06 to Nov 07
'000
% change
% change

Trend
473.1
0.2
0.9
Seasonally adjusted
478.9
3.2
. .
Original
504.4
. .
. .

. . not applicable
(a) Data for the most recent month are statistically modelled on passport movements and past arrival trends from passenger cards. Monthly estimates prior to the most recent month are based on passenger card data. Time series data for months earlier than those presented in this table are available as time series spreadsheets from the ABS website. Trend and seasonally adjusted estimates may be revised each month. See Explanatory Notes 14 to 19.

TABLE 2: SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS, Australia - Country of Residence(a)

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
Oct 07
Nov 07
Oct 07
to Nov 07
Nov 06
to Nov 07
Oct 07
Nov 07
Oct 07
to Nov 07
Nov 07
Country of residence
'000
'000
% change
% change
'000
'000
% change
'000

Oceania & Antarctica
New Zealand
94.4
94.3
-0.1
3.1
93.4
98.0
4.9
96.9
Total
106.3
106.4
0.1
3.3
105.4
110.2
4.5
109.8
North-West Europe
Germany
12.4
12.3
-0.8
0.3
11.8
12.6
6.5
14.6
Netherlands
4.4
4.4
-0.3
2.7
4.3
4.4
1.4
5.2
Sweden
2.8
2.9
1.5
-0.3
2.8
3.0
6.8
3.8
Switzerland
3.3
3.2
-2.0
-9.4
3.2
3.3
3.1
4.1
United Kingdom
57.1
57.2
0.2
-6.0
56.9
57.1
0.5
67.7
Total
98.9
99.0
0.1
-2.9
97.9
99.5
1.6
116.3
Southern & Eastern Europe
Italy
4.5
4.5
0.6
2.4
4.3
4.7
7.3
4.6
Total
11.7
11.9
1.3
8.7
11.3
12.3
8.8
14.4
North Africa & the Middle East
Total
7.3
7.4
0.8
8.7
7.9
7.5
-5.1
6.2
South-East Asia
Indonesia
7.4
7.3
-0.5
4.0
6.4
7.9
23.7
6.2
Malaysia
12.8
13.1
1.7
-1.5
11.3
15.1
33.6
16.4
Philippines
3.7
3.8
0.9
11.0
3.6
3.9
9.3
3.7
Singapore
21.9
21.8
-0.1
-2.0
20.3
22.9
12.8
29.2
Thailand
7.5
7.4
-1.6
16.6
6.9
6.6
-4.3
4.6
Total
57.1
57.1
0.1
3.3
52.0
60.3
16.1
64.0
North-East Asia
China
31.0
31.5
1.4
14.5
29.8
32.0
7.2
35.2
Japan
46.9
46.4
-1.0
-12.2
47.3
44.1
-6.7
49.3
Korea
20.6
20.3
-1.1
-12.8
20.3
20.2
-0.4
21.4
Taiwan
8.5
8.6
1.3
12.1
8.5
7.9
-7.7
5.6
Total
119.6
119.4
-0.2
-4.1
118.3
116.8
-1.3
121.5
Americas
Canada
9.9
9.9
-0.2
9.3
9.8
9.3
-5.0
10.5
United States of America
39.3
39.8
1.2
5.0
40.5
39.4
-2.7
37.9
Total
53.9
54.4
0.9
6.9
55.1
53.6
-2.7
53.1
Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
5.1
5.2
1.2
6.1
5.2
5.4
3.8
5.9
Total
6.9
7.0
1.3
7.0
7.0
7.2
2.7
8.0
Total(b)
472.1
473.1
0.2
0.9
464.1
478.9
3.2
504.4

(a) Data for the most recent month are statistically modelled on passport movements and past arrival trends from passenger cards. Monthly estimates prior to the most recent month are based on passenger card data. Time series data for months earlier than those presented in this table are available as time series spreadsheets from the ABS website. Trend and seasonally adjusted estimates may be revised each month. See Explanatory Notes 14 to 19.
(b) Includes Southern and Central Asia and not stated/inadequately described.


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