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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, May 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/07/2013   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May '13
Apr '13 to May '13
May '12 to May '13
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
524.0
-0.1
3.7
Seasonally adjusted
524.2
0.4
. .
Original
412.9
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
720.2
0.8
5.8
Seasonally adjusted
728.8
1.7
. .
Original
711.1
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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

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




MAY KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during May 2013 (524,000 movements) decreased 0.1% compared with April 2013 (524,700 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.1% in both March 2013 and April 2013. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 3.7% higher than in May 2012.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During May 2013, short-term visitor arrivals (524,200 movements) recorded an increase of 0.4% compared with April 2013 (522,400 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 2.1% in March 2013 and a monthly decrease of 1.7% in April 2013.
  • Original estimates: There were 412,900 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in May 2013.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES FROM AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures during May 2013 (720,200 movements) increased 0.8% compared with April 2013 (714,700 movements). This follows monthly increases of 0.9% in March 2013 and 1.0% in April 2013. The current trend estimate for departures is 5.8% higher than in May 2012.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During May 2013, short-term resident departures (728,800 movements) increased 1.7% compared with April 2013 (716,700 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 3.2% in March 2013 and a monthly increase of 0.7% in April 2013.
  • Original estimates: There were 711,100 short-term resident departures from Australia during May 2013.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2013 2 August 2013
July 2013 4 September 2013
August 2013 8 October 2013
September 2013 5 November 2013
October 2013 5 December 2013
November 2013 13 January 2014



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.


REBUILD OF THE OVERSEAS ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES SYSTEM

The ABS is currently undertaking a rebuild of the Overseas Arrivals and Departures (OAD) system, with a focus on improving the quality of OAD data through an enhanced processing methodology. The new methodology will incorporate considerably more robust imputations for missing traveller data. Revised OAD data will be released in Overseas Arrivals and Departures - Australia, January 2014 (cat. no. 3401.0), scheduled for release on 11 March 2014.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Jessica Neilson on Hobart (03) 6222 5792.


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