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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Jun 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/08/2008   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun '08
May '08 to Jun '08
Jun '07 to Jun '08
'000
% change
% change

Short-term Visitor Arrivals
Trend
472.2
0.1
0.5
Seasonally adjusted
467.9
-1.7
. .
Original
382.7
. .
. .
Short-term Resident Departures
Trend
484.7
0.2
7.0
Seasonally adjusted
477.6
-3.1
. .
Original
531.5
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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

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




JUNE KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during June 2008 (472,200 movements), changed little compared with May 2008 (471,800 movements). Over the past six months arrival estimates have risen consistently with small increases.
  • Currently, trend estimates for arrivals are 0.5% higher than in June 2007.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During June 2008, arrivals (467,900 movements) decreased by 1.7% compared with May 2008 (476,000 movements). This followed monthly increases of 1.5% for April 2008 and a small increase for May 2008.
  • Original estimates: There were 382,700 arrivals to Australia in June 2008.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures from Australia during June 2008 (484,700 movements), recorded a small increase compared with May 2008 (483,800 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.4% each for April 2008 and May 2008.
  • Currently, trend estimates for departures are 7.0% higher than in June 2007.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During June 2008, departures (477,600 movements) decreased by 3.1% compared with May 2008 (493,000 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.3% for April 2008 and 2.0% for May 2008.
  • Original estimates: There were 531,500 departures from Australia during June 2008.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2008 4 September 2008
August 2008 3 October 2008
September 2008 6 November 2008
October 2008 8 December 2008
November 2008 12 January 2009
December 2008 6 February 2009



DATA NOTES

This publication contains 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.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

With the introduction of the Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC), Second Edition (cat. no. 1269.0), released 19 May 2008, two changes have influenced the dissemination of overseas arrivals and departures (OAD) data.

United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man: Prior to the second edition of SACC, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man were included with the United Kingdom for the dissemination of OAD data. The Channel Islands (including Guernsey and Jersey) and the Isle of Man are no longer included with the United Kingdom as they are classified as separate countries. The numbers involved are negligible.

In tables and associated output (e.g. timeseries spreadsheets) labels for the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man will now be displayed as UK, CIs & IOM.

Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo: Prior to the introduction of the second edition of SACC, Kosovo was included with Serbia and OAD data was disseminated as Serbia and Montenegro. Kosovo is no longer considered to be part of Serbia and is classified as a separate country.

In tables and associated output (e.g. timeseries spreadsheets and commentary) the label for these three countries will be Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo.

For further information on country classification see paragraphs 7 and 8 of the Explanatory Notes.


FORTHCOMING ISSUES

Annual seasonal adjustment reanalysis: The annual reanalysis of the short-term visitor arrivals and short-term resident departures series will be undertaken after the release of this issue. Any revisions to the seasonally adjusted and trend estimates series will be incorporated with the release of July 2008 data.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Anne Ward on Canberra (02) 6252 6871.


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