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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Feb 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/04/2012   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb '12
Jan '12 to Feb '12
Feb '11 to Feb '12
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
498.9
-0.2
2.0
Seasonally adjusted
501.2
1.1
. .
Original
554.4
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
657.3
0.2
5.5
Seasonally adjusted
655.8
-1.4
. .
Original
496.6
. .
. .

. . not applicable

Visitor arrivals, Short-term
Graph: Visitor arrivals, Short-term

Resident departures, Short-term
Graph: Resident departures, Short-term




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during February 2012 (498,900 movements) decreased 0.2% compared with January 2012 (499,900 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.1% in both December 2011 and January 2012. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 2.0% higher than in February 2011.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During February 2012, short-term visitor arrivals (501,200 movements) recorded an increase of 1.1% compared with January 2012 (495,800 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.3% in December 2011 and 0.9% in January 2012.
  • Original estimates: There were 554,400 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in February 2012.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES FROM AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures during February 2012 (657,300 movements) increased 0.2% compared with January 2012 (656,000 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.1% in December 2011 and 0.2% in January 2012. The current trend estimate for departures is 5.5% higher than in February 2011.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During February 2012, short-term resident departures (655,800 movements) decreased 1.4% compared with January 2012 (664,900 movements). This followed monthly increases of 1.0% in December 2011 and 1.8% in January 2012.
  • Original estimates: There were 496,600 short-term resident departures from Australia during February 2012.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2012 9 May 2012
April 2012 4 June 2012
May 2012 6 July 2012
June 2012 3 August 2012
July 2012 4 September 2012
August 2012 9 October 2012



DATA NOTES

This publication contains overseas movement data which should not be interpreted as 'persons'. See paragraph 5 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.

The statistics in this publication have been rounded to the nearest 100 for short-term movements and to the nearest 10 for permanent and long-term movements. As a result, sums of the components may not add exactly to totals. Analysis featured in this publication is based on unrounded data. Calculations made on rounded data may differ to those published.


REVISIONS

Annual seasonal adjustment reanalysis: The seasonally adjusted and trend series have been updated following the review of the seasonal adjustment process. This review confirms the extent to which movements are affected by seasonal or irregular influences. As a result, the seasonally adjusted and trend estimates of a number of series have been revised.

Unreliable seasonal adjustment: In using the seasonally adjusted series, care should be exercised due to the difficulties associated with reliably estimating the seasonal pattern for the following short-term resident departure series: Other North-East Asia, United Arab Emirates, French Polynesia and East Timor. These series will be revised during the next annual seasonal adjustment reanalysis.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Holly Bell on Canberra (02) 6252 6400.


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