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Overseas Arrivals and Departures

Name of Collection
Overseas Arrivals and Departures

Contact
Manager
Overseas Arrivals and Departures Statistics
Demography Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616

Telephone: Canberra 02 6252 6420
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6252 7494
Email: client.services@abs.gov.au
Internet: www.abs.gov.au

Purpose
To measure the number and characteristics of overseas arrivals and departures.

Description
Overseas arrivals and departures data are used to compile statistics on Australia's population, balance of payments and international tourism.

Persons arriving in, or departing from, Australia complete questionnaires in the form of Incoming and Outgoing Passenger cards. These cards, in conjunction with other data held by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, serve as the source of statistics on overseas arrivals and departures. All permanent movements and all movements with a duration of stay of one year or more are fully enumerated. Movements with a duration of stay of less than one year are sampled.

Data Detail
Data available include:

  • Month of movement;
  • Category of movement;
  • Country of residence/main destination;
  • Country of birth/citizenship;
  • Country of embarkation/disembarkation;
  • State of clearance/major port of clearance;
  • State of residence/stay;
  • Purpose of journey;
  • Duration of stay; and
  • Sex, age, marital status and occupation.

Other data items are available on request.

Geographic Coverage
See data detail above.

Frequency of Data Availability
Data are released monthly, one month after the reference month for preliminary short-term visitor arrival data and two months after the reference month for final data.

Historical Data
Data are available from May 1965.

Products and Services
Publications
Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0)
Tourism Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 8634.0)
Other
PC AUSSTATS 02 6252 6017
Special data services are available on request.

Example of Information Available




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