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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Aug 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/10/2007   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Aug '07
Jul '07 to Aug '07
Aug '06 to Aug '07
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
470.3
-0.1
2.8
Seasonally adjusted
476.8
3.7
. .
Original
437.1
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend(a)
463.0
1.0
11.9
Seasonally adjusted
466.2
1.8
. .
Original
449.5
. .
. .

. . 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



AUGUST KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • Trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during August 2007 (470,300 movements) changed little compared with July 2007 (470,800 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.2% each for June 2007 and July 2007.
  • Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 0.9% lower than when the series last peaked in March 2007 and 2.8% higher than in August 2006.
  • During August 2007, short-term resident departures (463,000 movements) increased by 1.0% compared with July 2007 (458,500 movements). This followed monthly increases of 1.3% for June 2007 and 1.1% for July 2007.
  • Short-term resident departures have continued to increase since the December 2006 trend series break.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates for short-term visitor arrivals during August 2007 (476,800 movements) increased by 3.7% compared with July 2007. This followed monthly decreases of 0.9% for June 2007 and 2.6% for July 2007.
  • Short-term resident departures for August 2007 (466,200 movements) increased 1.8% compared with July 2007 (458,200 movements). This followed monthly increases of 1.1% for June 2007 and 1.3% for July 2007.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original movement terms, there were 437,100 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia and 449,500 short-term resident departures from Australia during August 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2007 5 November 2007
October 2007 5 December 2007
November 2007 15 January 2008
December 2007 6 February 2008
January 2008 6 March 2008
February 2008 9 April 2008



EARLY ESTIMATES

Early estimates of short-term visitor arrivals for September 2007 will be available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website on 17 October 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 THIS ISSUE

Imputation of not stated country of birth — From August 2007 a new method of imputation has been implemented. For further information see the Appendix which is found on the Explanatory Notes tab of Overseas Arrivals and Departures: DATA QUALITY ISSUES, Country of birth for New Zealand passport holders.



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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