1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Sep 2009  
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SHORT-TERM ARRIVALS BY AIR ON HOLIDAY

  • Over 235,000 overseas visitors arrived for a holiday in Western Australia in 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%).
  • More than 52,000 of these visitors arrived in the June quarter 2009, almost 17% more than in the same quarter of the previous year. In particular, there were 2.5 times more (6,500) visitors from Malaysia, which may be attributed to the addition of more low cost carrier services on the Kuala Lumpur to Perth route.
  • The number of visitors from Singapore increased by nearly 3,000 (29%) while the number from Hong Kong more than doubled. Visitors from Indonesia were also significantly higher in percentage terms (36%).
  • In comparison with the same quarter of 2008, the June quarter 2009 saw fewer overseas visitors from Japan (down 34%). According to the Japan National Tourist Organisation, Japanese overseas visits have decreased by 21.3% (June 2008 compared to June 2009). Current economic conditions in Japan and concern over the H1N1 virus may have served as deterrents to international travel over this period.

1 Short-term overseas visitor arrivals (a), by air on holiday - original

2008-2009
Jun 08
Sep 08
Dec 08
Mar 09
Jun 09
Countries
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no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

VISITOR ARRIVALS(b)

United Kingdom(c)
56 410
8 138
8 548
20 471
19 136
8 255
Singapore
41 629
10 140
6 543
13 544
8 440
13 102
Malaysia
28 349
4 135
3 296
7 750
6 618
10 685
Japan
14 503
2 806
5 230
4 009
3 422
1 842
New Zealand
11 404
3 393
3 042
3 048
2 369
2 945
Indonesia
8 632
1 506
2 105
2 778
1 695
2 054
South Africa
5 994
1 440
1 613
2 303
981
1 097
Hong Kong(d)
5 384
736
809
1 406
1 533
1 636
United States of America
4 551
1 458
669
1 461
1 423
998
Thailand
3 144
1 528
598
768
735
1 043
Europe(e)
33 253
5 317
6 901
12 459
9 331
4 562
Total(f)
235 788
45 070
44 584
76 427
62 131
52 646

(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: ABS data available on request, Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, cat. no. 3401.0.



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