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3401.0.55.001 - Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia, Apr 2008  
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TREND ESTIMATES

The trend estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for April 2008 (474,400 movements) increased slightly by 0.5% compared with March 2008 (472,000 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.3% for February 2008 and 0.4% for March 2008. Over the previous year the trend estimate has remained relatively stable.


Short-term visitor arrivals changed little since April 2007.

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




SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

The seasonally adjusted estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for April 2008 (480,100 movements) increased by 2.4% compared with March 2008 (468,600 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 1.7% for February 2008 and a monthly decrease of 0.8% for March 2008.

TABLE 1: SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS, Australia(a) - April 2008

Apr 08
Mar 08 to Apr 08
Apr 07 to Apr 08
'000
% change
% change

Trend
474.4
0.5
0.2
Seasonally adjusted
480.1
2.4
. .
Original
431.1
. .
. .

. . 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 final and based on passenger card data. Trend and seasonally adjusted estimates may be revised each month. See Explanatory Notes 14 to 19.



ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

In original movement terms, there were an estimated 431,100 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during April 2008.

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

Trend
Seasonally adjusted
Original
Mar 08
Apr 08
Mar 08
to Apr 08
Apr 07
to Apr 08
Mar 08
Apr 08
Mar 08
to Apr 08
Apr 08
Country of residence
'000
'000
% change
% change
'000
'000
% change
'000

Oceania & Antarctica
New Zealand
93.4
93.3
-0.1
-3.5
90.6
94.4
4.3
96.1
Total
105.6
105.9
0.2
-2.4
102.2
108.2
5.9
108.4
North-West Europe
Germany
13.1
13.2
0.7
3.3
13.1
13.2
1.0
10.1
Netherlands
4.4
4.4
0.7
5.2
4.3
4.5
5.5
3.2
Sweden
2.9
2.9
-1.6
-3.1
3.0
2.7
-8.5
1.9
Switzerland
3.6
3.6
-0.1
-2.3
3.5
3.6
1.9
2.8
United Kingdom
57.8
58.5
1.2
-0.4
57.6
59.6
3.5
50.3
Total
101.4
102.2
0.8
1.2
101.6
102.7
1.0
82.3
Southern & Eastern Europe
Italy
4.4
4.5
1.7
-1.9
4.1
5.0
22.4
2.8
Total
12.6
13.0
3.2
15.5
11.6
14.5
24.9
10.1
North Africa & The Middle East
Total
8.3
8.2
-0.9
10.4
8.0
7.7
-3.5
5.8
South-East Asia
Indonesia
8.1
8.3
1.8
16.1
8.3
8.4
0.9
6.6
Malaysia
14.2
14.1
-0.8
4.7
14.4
13.4
-7.1
11.6
Philippines
3.8
3.8
1.2
8.0
3.4
4.0
20.1
5.5
Singapore
22.3
22.3
0.1
-0.4
24.2
20.6
-14.8
16.4
Thailand
6.5
6.4
-0.2
-3.9
6.6
6.1
-7.4
10.5
Total
59.4
59.6
0.5
4.5
61.6
57.2
-7.1
54.6
North-East Asia
China
34.3
35.5
3.7
26.2
34.4
38.7
12.3
36.4
Japan
40.7
40.0
-1.6
-16.9
41.8
39.6
-5.3
31.9
Korea
18.7
18.7
-0.3
-15.6
18.0
19.2
6.2
17.5
Taiwan
5.9
5.8
-0.8
-25.6
6.3
5.9
-6.6
5.5
Total
112.1
112.8
0.5
-5.3
112.6
116.8
3.8
102.3
Americas
Canada
10.1
10.2
1.0
7.0
9.6
10.0
3.9
8.3
United States of America
37.9
37.6
-0.9
-2.4
37.1
37.2
0.2
32.5
Total
52.9
52.7
-0.3
0.4
51.4
52.3
1.7
45.7
Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
5.6
5.7
1.1
9.0
5.7
5.9
2.7
6.1
Total
7.5
7.6
1.1
9.1
7.7
7.9
2.8
8.2
Total(b)
472.1
474.4
0.5
0.2
468.6
480.1
2.4
431.1

(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 final and based on passenger card data. 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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