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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Feb 2008  
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb '08
Jan '08 to Feb '08
Feb '07 to Feb '08
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
469.0
-0.1
-1.2
Seasonally adjusted
472.4
1.3
. .
Original
543.5
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
476.1
0.1
10.5
Seasonally adjusted
471.9
-0.2
. .
Original
365.7
. .
. .

. . 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
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals to Australia have changed little over the last three months, with February 2008 recording 469,000 movements.
  • Currently, trend estimates for arrivals are 1.2% lower than in February 2007.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During February 2008, arrivals (472,400 movements) increased by 1.3% compared with January 2008 (466,300 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.6% each for December 2007 and January 2008.
  • Original estimates: There were 543,500 arrivals to Australia in February 2008.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures from Australia during February 2008 (476,100 movements), changed little compared with January 2008 (475,400 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.5% for December 2007 and 0.3% for January 2008.
  • Currently, trend estimates for departures are 10.5% higher than in February 2007.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During February 2008, departures (471,900 movements) decreased marginally compared with January 2008 (473,000 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 2.7% for December 2007 and a monthly decrease of 2.0% for January 2008.
  • Original estimates: There were 365,700 departures from Australia during February 2008.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2008 6 May 2008
April 2008 4 June 2008
May 2008 7 July 2008
June 2008 5 August 2008
July 2008 4 September 2008
August 2008 3 October 2008



EARLY ESTIMATES

Early estimates of short-term visitor arrivals for March 2008 will be available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website on 16 April 2008. These estimates can be accessed by going to the ABS website at <http://www.abs.gov.au>. Select All statistics - Access to all ABS products & statistics, then By Catalogue Number, then 3. Demography, then 34. Migration. Choose Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0.55.001).


DATA NOTES

This publication contains movement data. Care should be taken when interpreting this movement data as 'people'. 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 the Key Points and Main Features of this publication is based on unrounded data. Calculations made on rounded data may differ to those published.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


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