3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Feb 2018 Quality Declaration 
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb '18
Jan '18 to Feb '18
Feb '17 to Feb '18
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
752.7
0.0
4.8
Seasonally adjusted
751.4
-1.2
..
Original
914.5
..
..
Short-term resident returns
Trend
883.3
-0.1
1.1
Seasonally adjusted
872.0
-2.3
..
Original
709.0
..
..

. . not applicable



Visitor arrivals, Short-term
Visitor Arrivals, Short-term

Resident returns, Short-term
Resident returns, Short-term


FEBRUARY KEY POINTS

SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during February 2018 (752,700 movements) remained steady at 0.0% when compared with January 2018 (752,600 movements). This followed two months of no change in December 2017 and January 2018. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 4.8% higher than in February 2017.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During February 2018, short-term visitor arrivals (751,400 movements) decreased 1.2% compared with January 2018 (760,300 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 1.8% in December 2017 and an increase of 2.5% in January 2018.
  • Original estimates: There were 914,500 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in February 2018.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident returns during February 2018 (883,300 movements) decreased 0.1% compared with January 2018 (884,400 movements). This followed a month of no change in December 2017 and a decrease of 0.1% in January 2018. The current trend estimate for returns is 1.1% higher than in February 2017.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During February 2018, short-term resident returns (872,000 movements) decreased 2.3% compared with January 2018 (892,800 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 2.1% in December 2017 and a monthly increase of 2.3% in January 2018.
  • Original estimates: There were 709,000 short-term resident returns to Australia in February 2018.


NOTES



FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 201815 May 2018
April 201818 June 2018
May 201816 July 2018
June 201820 August 2018
July 201817 September 2018
August 201817 October 2018
September 201819 November 2018
October 201817 December 2018
November 201818 January 2019
December 201819 February 2019
January 201915 March 2019
February 201911 April 2019

DATA NOTES

This release contains overseas movement data which should not be interpreted as 'persons'. See paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.

The statistics in this release have been rounded. See paragraph 33 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.


UPCOMING REVISIONS

Investigations by the ABS and the Department of Home Affairs identified quality issues with the capture and coding of state or territory of stay/residence from incoming passenger cards from July 2017 onwards. A resolution to these issues is in the process of being implemented. This will soon be completed and the revised OAD data from July 2017 to February 2018 will be released with the March issue of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0) scheduled for release on 15 May.

For further information, see the Data Quality Issues (Appendix) on the left hand side under the Explanatory Notes tab.


INQUIRIES

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