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3401.0.55.001 - Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia, Dec 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/01/2007   
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TREND ESTIMATES

The trend estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for December 2006 (472,200 movements) increased by 0.7% compared with November 2006 (468,800 movements). This follows monthly increases of 1.0% for both October 2006 and November 2006.


Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 3.1% higher than in December 2005.



SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

The seasonally adjusted estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for December 2006 (476,800 movements) increased by 2.3% compared with November 2006 (466,100 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.8% for October 2006 and a monthly decrease of 0.3% for November 2006.

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




ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

In original movement terms there were an estimated 640,100 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during December 2006.

TABLE 1: SHORT-TERM MOVEMENT, VISITOR ARRIVALS(a) - December 2006

Dec 06
Nov 06 to Dec 06
Dec 05 to Dec 06
'000
% change
% change

Trend
472.2
0.7
3.1
Seasonally adjusted
476.8
2.3
. .
Original
640.1
. .
. .

. . not applicable
(a) Trend and seasonally adjusted estimates may be revised each month. See Explanatory Notes 14 to 17.


TABLE 2: SHORT-TERM MOVEMENT(a), VISITOR ARRIVALS - Country of Residence(b)

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original



Nov 06
Dec 06
Nov 06 to Dec 06
Dec 05 to Dec 06
Nov 06
Dec 06
Nov 06 to Dec 06
Dec 06
Country of residence
'000
'000
% change
% change
'000
'000
% change
'000

OCEANIA & ANTARCTICA
New Zealand
89.7
90.6
1.0
-0.1
91.0
90.8
-0.2
100.2
Total
101.2
102.5
1.2
1.4
102.6
103.5
0.9
119.2
NORTH-WEST EUROPE
Germany
12.3
12.3
0.4
0.4
12.4
12.6
1.5
16.6
Netherlands
4.2
4.3
0.8
1.6
4.1
4.5
10.1
6.9
Sweden
2.8
2.9
2.5
-5.0
3.0
2.9
-1.3
6.2
Switzerland
3.6
3.7
2.4
11.5
3.7
3.8
4.4
7.0
United Kingdom
62.1
64.2
3.5
10.2
59.8
70.4
17.7
134.5
Total
102.9
105.4
2.4
7.3
101.2
112.2
10.9
199.8
SOUTHERN & EASTERN EUROPE
Italy
4.4
4.3
-0.4
1.9
4.3
4.4
1.8
7.8
Total
10.8
10.9
0.5
6.4
10.7
10.8
1.0
19.2
NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST
Total
6.4
6.5
0.3
8.1
6.5
6.3
-3.8
7.4
SOUTH-EAST ASIA
Indonesia
7.3
7.5
2.4
8.3
7.5
7.5
-0.9
10.4
Malaysia
13.5
13.8
2.1
0.7
13.7
14.3
4.4
17.7
Philippines
3.3
3.3
1.3
18.0
3.1
3.5
13.8
4.0
Singapore
21.4
20.7
-3.0
-2.9
20.7
19.7
-5.1
30.6
Thailand
6.1
6.2
0.6
-3.0
6.1
6.3
4.7
6.0
Total
54.8
54.7
-
2.5
54.3
54.9
1.0
73.7
NORTH-EAST ASIA
China
27.5
27.6
-
10.8
28.3
26.3
-7.2
28.1
Japan
54.0
53.8
-0.4
-8.6
54.2
52.2
-3.6
55.2
Korea
24.0
24.2
1.1
22.8
21.4
25.4
18.7
28.7
Taiwan
8.2
8.1
-1.1
-8.1
7.9
7.5
-4.3
6.4
Total
126.4
126.2
-0.2
-
124.0
123.5
-0.4
133.7
AMERICAS
Canada
9.0
9.0
-0.4
3.3
9.0
9.0
-
13.1
United States of America
37.5
37.3
-0.5
1.5
37.5
36.7
-2.2
44.0
Total
50.6
50.4
-0.4
3.5
50.7
49.8
-1.8
63.1
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
South Africa
4.9
5.0
2.1
8.2
4.9
5.2
7.4
9.9
Total
6.6
6.8
1.8
10.3
6.6
7.0
5.3
13.2
Total(c)
468.8
472.2
0.7
3.1
466.1
476.8
2.3
640.1

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) This table presents a summary of the most recent overseas arrivals and departures estimates. Time series data for months earlier than those presented in this table are available as time series spreadsheets from the ABS web site.
(b) Data for the current month are statistically modelled on passport movements and past arrival trends from passenger cards. Monthly data prior to the current month are estimates based on passenger card data.
(c) Includes Southern and Central Asia and not stated/inadequately described.


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