FINAL ISSUE OF SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA, PRELIMINARY
The final issue of the monthly electronic release, Short-term Visitor Arrivals to Australia, Preliminary (cat. no. 3401.0.55.001), will be November 2003 (scheduled for release on 12 December 2003).
The electronic release of preliminary short-term visitor arrival data was introduced in June 2003 as a means of separating preliminary and final data, with the view to ceasing preliminary data. New processing and publication changes to the monthly publication, Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0) have enabled more timely release of final data, making the need for preliminary data redundant.
The ABS decided to continue the release of preliminary estimates of short-term visitor arrivals as an electronic product until the end of the year to enable clients and stakeholders sufficient time to adapt their data requirements to final data.