1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Dec 2009  
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SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS ON HOLIDAY


SHORT-TERM ARRIVALS(a), by air on holiday : Original

2008-2009
Dec 08
Mar 09
Jun 09
Sep 09
Dec 09
Countries
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no.
no.
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VISITOR ARRIVALS(b)

United Kingdom(c)
56 410
20 471
19 136
8 255
8 086
19 965
Singapore
41 629
13 544
8 440
13 102
8 211
13 925
Malaysia
28 349
7 750
6 618
10 685
7 359
8 699
Japan
14 503
4 009
3 422
1 842
4 143
3 779
New Zealand
11 404
3 048
2 369
2 945
3 763
3 126
Indonesia
8 632
2 778
1 695
2 054
2 838
2 762
South Africa
5 994
2 303
981
1 097
1 149
1 801
Hong Kong(d)
5 384
1 406
1 533
1 636
1 320
1 404
United States of America
4 551
1 461
1 423
998
1 380
1 990
Thailand
3 144
768
735
1 043
800
1 397
Europe(e)
33 253
12 459
9 331
4 562
7 635
12 843
Total(f)
235 788
76 427
62 131
52 646
51 676
77 912

(a) Comprises travellers whose intended stay is less than 12 months.
(b) Overseas visitors arrivals by air on holiday from selected country of residence.
(c) Includes Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Ireland.
(d) Special Administrative Region of China.
(e) Excluding United Kingdom.
(f) Total includes countries not listed.
Source: Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0)
  • Over 235,000 overseas visitors arrived for a holiday in Western Australia during the year ending June 2009. The top five countries of origin were the United Kingdom (24%); Singapore (18%); Malaysia (12%); Japan (6%) and New Zealand (just under 5%).
  • Almost 78,000 tourists arrived in the December quarter 2009, reflecting the state's popularity among visitors from the northern hemisphere as a summer or Christmas holiday destination. Of these 78,000 short-term visitors, 42% were from the United Kingdom or other European countries.



  • In the December quarter 2009, 1.9% more overseas visitors arrived on holiday compared with the same quarter of 2008. The most common country of origin was the United Kingdom, followed by Singapore and Malaysia.
  • The number of Malaysian tourists was 12% higher in the December quarter 2009 (8700) than in the same quarter of the previous year.. However, an increase in Malaysian visitors for the latest quarter followed a 31% drop in the September quarter.
  • Holidaymakers from Thailand showed the largest proportional annual increase (82%) while those from the USA increased by 36%, albeit from a relatively small base.
  • The largest decreases in the year to September 2009 were in holidaymakers from South Africa (down 22%) and Japan (down 6%). Apart from slight decreases for the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Indonesia (down between 0.1% and 2.5%), the number of visitors on holiday increased for all other countries in the 'top ten' list.


This link will take you to the Statistical Summary (Economic) which includes a broader range of overseas arrivals and departures data.



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