NAME OF COLLECTION
Overseas Arrivals and Departures
Manager, OAD Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: Canberra (02) 6252 5640
Facsimile: Canberra (02) 6252 7494
To measure the number and characteristics of Australian residents and overseas visitors arriving in, and departing from, Australia.
Persons arriving in, or departing from, Australia are required to complete prescribed questionnaires in the form of Incoming and Outgoing Passenger cards. Incoming persons also provide information in visa applications, except those people travelling as Australian and New Zealand citizens.
These and other information available to to the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) serve as the source of statistics of overseas arrivals and departures.
Overseas arrival and departure statistics are derived from a combination of full enumeration and sampling. All movements with an intended duration of stay of one year or more (or permanently) are fully enumerated. Movements with an intended duration of stay of less than one year are sampled.
Other variables are also available on request.
Australia. State/Territory of residence/stay. Port of clearance.
Frequency of data availability
Monthly (released eight weeks after the reference period).
Data are available from May 1965.
Products and services available
Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, (cat. no. 3401.0) monthly
Tourism Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 8634.0) quarterly
PC AUSSTATS (02) 6252 6017
- category of movement;
- country of residence/main destination;
- country of birth;
- country of citizenship (nationality);
- country of embarkation/disembarkation;
- State of clearance/major port of clearance;
- State of residence/stay;
- purpose of journey;
- duration of stay; and
- sex and age.
Special data services are available on request.