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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Nov 2007  
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
471.5
0.1
0.5
Seasonally adjusted
475.9
2.6
. .
Original
498.8
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend(a)
469.6
0.5
13.4
Seasonally adjusted
468.1
-1.0
. .
Original
429.9
. .
. .

. . not applicable
(a) Break in trend series from December 2006 - see Explanatory Notes, paragraph 23.

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

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



NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • Trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during November 2007 (471,500 movements) changed little compared with October 2007 (470,900 movements).
  • Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 0.4% higher than when the series last troughed in August 2007 and 0.5% higher than in November 2006.
  • During November 2007, short-term resident departures (469,600 movements) increased by 0.5% compared with October 2007 (467,100 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.7% each for September 2007 and October 2007.
  • Short-term resident departures have continued to increase since the December 2006 trend series break - see Explanatory Notes, paragraph 23. However, the rate of growth has slowed in recent months.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates for short-term visitor arrivals during November 2007 (475,900 movements) increased by 2.6% compared with October 2007. This followed a monthly increase of 0.6% for September 2007 and a monthly decrease of 2.7% for October 2007.
  • Short-term resident departures for November 2007 (468,100 movements) decreased 1.0% compared with October 2007 (472,700 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 1.2% for September 2007 and a monthly increase 2.6% for October 2007.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original movement terms, there were 498,800 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia and 429,900 short-term resident departures from Australia during November 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2007 5 February 2008
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



EARLY ESTIMATES

Early estimates of short-term visitor arrivals for December 2007 will be available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website on 17 January 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.



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