3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Aug 2017 Quality Declaration 
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

In mid-2017, the ABS undertook a review of Overseas Arrivals and Departures statistics, methodology and processing systems due to the removal of the outgoing passenger card. See NOTES section for details.

Aug '17
Jul '17 to Aug '17
Aug '16 to Aug '17
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
756.0
0.8
7.9
Seasonally adjusted
764.7
2.2
..
Original
702.8
..
..
Short-term resident returns
Trend
878.7
-0.3
5.3
Seasonally adjusted
878.5
0.6
..
Original
863.1
..
..

. . not applicable



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

Resident returns, Short-term
Graph: Resident returns, Short-term


AUGUST KEY POINTS

SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during August 2017 (756,000 movements) increased 0.8% compared with July 2017 (750,300 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.9% in both June 2017 and July 2017. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 7.9% higher than in August 2016.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During August 2017, short-term visitor arrivals (764,700 movements) increased 2.2% compared with July 2017 (748,400 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 0.6% in June 2017 and a monthly increase of 2.4% in July 2017.
  • Original estimates: There were 702,800 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in August 2017.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident returns during August 2017 (878,700 movements) decreased 0.3% compared with July 2017 (881,300 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.0% in June 2017 and a monthly decrease of 0.1% in July 2017. The current trend estimate for returns is 5.3% higher than in August 2016.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During August 2017, short-term resident returns (878,500 movements) increased 0.6% compared with July 2017 (873,600 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 2.5% in June 2017 and a monthly increase of 0.1% in July 2017.
  • Original estimates: There were 863,100 short-term resident returns to Australia in August 2017.


NOTES



FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 201715 November 2017
October 201714 December 2017
November 201719 January 2018
December 201719 February 2018
January 201815 March 2018
February 201818 April 2018

DATA NOTES

This release contains overseas movement data which should not be interpreted as 'persons'. See paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.

The statistics in this release have been rounded. See paragraph 33 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

In mid-2017, the ABS undertook a review of OAD statistics, methodology and processing systems due to the removal of the outgoing passenger card. The review has resulted in a break in series, necessitating a revised time series for OAD data from July 2007 to June 2017 based on the new methodology. Figures prior to June 2007 may not be strictly comparable to those which follow. For information on the changes, including OAD data that is no longer available see NOTES section of this issue or the Data Quality Issues (Appendix 2) in the left hand side navigation bar under the Explanatory Notes tab.

Prior to July 2017, the focus of this publication was on Short-term Visitor Arrivals and Short-term Resident Departures, with trend and seasonally adjusted data provided for both series. Since July 2017, the focus has shifted to Short-term Visitor Arrivals and Short-term Resident Returns. A full trend and seasonally adjusted series is now available for Short-term Resident Returns (i.e. a residents second leg of journey).


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