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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Apr 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/06/2007   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Apr '07
Mar '07 to Apr '07
Apr '06 to Apr '07
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
483.5
0.4
5.4
Seasonally adjusted
477.1
-5.0
. .
Original
438.6
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend(a)
435.2
0.7
8.5
Seasonally adjusted
441.0
-0.6
. .
Original
436.4
. .
. .

. . not applicable
(a) Break in trend series from December 2006.

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

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



APRIL KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • Trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during April 2007 (483,500 movements) increased by 0.4% compared with March 2007 (481,500 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.6% for February 2007 and 0.5% for March 2007.
  • Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 6.9% higher than when the series last troughed in July 2006 (452,500 movements) and 5.4% higher than in April 2006.
  • During April 2007, short-term resident departures (435,200 movements) increased by 0.7% compared with March 2007 (432,000 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.7% for February 2007 and 0.8% for March 2007.
  • Short-term resident departures have continued to increase since the trend break from December 2006 was introduced.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates for short-term visitor arrivals during April 2007 (477,100 movements) decreased by 5.0% compared with March 2007. This followed a monthly decrease of 2.2% for February 2007 and a monthly increase of 7.5% for March 2007.
  • Short-term resident departures for April 2007 (441,000 movements) decreased by 0.6% compared with March 2007. This followed a monthly decrease of 2.7% for February 2007 and a monthly increase of 7.5% for March 2007.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original movement terms, there were 438,600 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia and 436,400 short-term resident departures from Australia during April 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2007 6 July 2007
June 2007 3 August 2007
July 2007 4 September 2007
August 2007 8 October 2007
September 2007 5 November 2007
October 2007 5 December 2007



EARLY ESTIMATES

Early estimates of short-term visitor arrivals for May 2007 will be available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website on 19 June 2007. 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 THE ISSUE

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