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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Feb 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/04/2007   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb '07
Jan '07 to Feb '07
Feb '06 to Feb '07
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
472.9
0.1
2.4
Seasonally adjusted
465.1
-2.6
. .
Original
514.7
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
420.2
-0.1
6.9
Seasonally adjusted
411.3
-3.0
. .
Original
314.9
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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

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



FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • Trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during February 2007 (472,900 movements) increased marginally compared with January 2007 (472,400 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.5% for December 2006 and 0.3% for January 2007.
  • Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 4.5% higher than when the series last troughed in July 2006 (452,500 movements) and 2.4% higher than in February 2006.
  • During February 2007, short-term resident departures (420,200 movements) decreased marginally compared with January 2007 (420,500 movements). This was the first decrease in the series since January 2006 and followed a monthly increase of 0.3% for December 2006 and a marginal increase for January 2007.
  • Currently, short-term resident departures are 6.9% higher than in February 2006.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates for short-term visitor arrivals during February 2007 (465,100 movements) decreased by 2.6% compared with January 2007. This followed a monthly increase of 3.2% for December 2006 and a monthly decrease of 1.0% for January 2007.
  • Short-term resident departures for February 2007 (411,300 movements) decreased by 3.0% compared with January 2007. This followed a monthly increase of 4.0% for December 2006 and a monthly decrease of 1.0% for January 2007.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original movement terms, there were 514,700 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia and 314,900 short-term resident departures from Australia during February 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2007 9 May 2007
April 2007 5 June 2007
May 2007 6 July 2007
June 2007 3 August 2007
July 2007 4 September 2007
August 2007 8 October 2007



EARLY ESTIMATES

Early estimates of short-term visitor arrivals for March 2007 will be available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) web site on 19 April 2007. These estimates can be accessed by going to the ABS web site 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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