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1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Mar 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/04/2007   
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The number of overseas holidaymakers arriving in Western Australia rose by 7.0% (5,722) in the December quarter 2006 compared to the same period of 2005. The largest increase by far was from the United Kingdom and Ireland, with 5,434 (23.2%) more holidaymakers arriving than a year ago - coinciding with the 2006 Ashes Test Series in cricket. The next largest rises were from continental Europe (up 789 or 6.7%) and South Africa (up 445 or 30.8%). Partially offsetting these increases were significantly less holidaymakers from Singapore (down 1,093 or 7.4%), Malaysia (down 652 or 9.2%) and Hong Kong (down 264 or 14.0%).


The number of Western Australians holidaying overseas rose by 18.8% (13,758) in the December quarter 2006 compared to the corresponding quarter of 2005. Destinations recording the largest increases were some of the state's closest neighbours: Thailand (up 4,108 or 44.0%), Indonesia (up 3,468 or 27.4%) and New Zealand (up 2,452 or 37.9%). There were, however, less Western Australians holidaying in the United States (down 544 or 12.9%) and Singapore (down 126 or 1.6%).

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