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Contents >> Chapter 21 - Tourism >> Australian resident departures

AUSTRALIAN RESIDENT DEPARTURES

In 2004 there were 4.4 million short-term resident departures, which was 846,300 less than the number of short-term visitor arrivals (table 21.9). Between 1994 and 2004 the number of Australians travelling abroad increased by 86%.

21.9 SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES

Departures
Change(a)
'000
%

1994
2,354.5
3.8
1995
2,518.6
7.0
1996
2,732.0
8.5
1997
2,932.8
7.3
1998
3,161.2
7.8
1999
3,210.0
1.5
2000
3,498.2
9.0
2001
3,442.6
-1.6
2002
3,460.9
0.5
2003
3,388.0
-2.1
2004
4,368.7
28.9

(a) From previous year.

Source: Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (3401.0).


The 4.4 million short-term resident departures from Australia in the year ended December 2004 is the highest number of resident departures ever recorded for a calendar year. In 2003 there were 3.4 million resident departures.


The top destinations for Australian residents departing short-term during 2004 were New Zealand (815,800 departures), the United States of America (376,000), the United Kingdom (375,100), Indonesia (335,200) and Thailand (188,000) (table 21.10).

Between 2003 and 2004 the number of short-term resident departures increased by 80% to Indonesia; 59% to China; 47% to Thailand; and 43% to Malaysia.

21.10 SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES, By major destinations
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
Change(a)
’000
’000
’000
’000
’000
’000
%

New Zealand
489.0
527.6
599.6
597.4
662.8
815.8
23.1
United States of America
347.1
395.1
293.4
298.9
296.2
376.0
26.9
United Kingdom
312.7
338.8
300.8
318.4
312.9
375.1
19.9
Indonesia
280.5
279.9
288.8
241.8
186.7
335.2
79.5
Thailand
137.0
151.5
166.1
169.0
128.3
188.0
46.5
China (excl. SARs and Taiwan Prov.)
83.4
92.8
109.4
136.9
114.2
182.0
59.4
Fiji
115.3
75.1
94.2
128.2
145.1
175.2
20.7
Singapore
140.8
153.4
160.3
148.9
124.4
158.9
27.7
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
143.9
154.9
149.5
140.6
115.1
152.6
32.6
Malaysia
119.9
135.4
116.4
109.5
100.8
144.3
43.2

(a) From 2003 to 2004.

Source: Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (3401.0).


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