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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Jan 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/03/2007   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

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

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
475.9
0.8
3.5
Seasonally adjusted
476.6
-1.2
. .
Original
458.2
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
424.4
0.6
8.4
Seasonally adjusted
422.7
-1.6
. .
Original
369.5
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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

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



JANUARY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • Trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during January 2007 (475,900 movements) increased by 0.8% compared with December 2006. This followed monthly increases of 0.9% for November 2006 and 0.8% for December 2006.
  • Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 5.1% higher than when the series last troughed in July 2006 (452,600 movements) and 3.5% higher than in January 2006.
  • During January 2007, short-term resident departures (424,400 movements) increased by 0.6% compared with December 2006. This followed monthly increases of 0.5% each for November 2006 and December 2006.
  • Currently, short-term resident departures are 8.4% higher than in January 2006, the last time the series troughed (391,500 movements).


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates for short-term visitor arrivals during January 2007 (476,600 movements) decreased by 1.2% compared with December 2006. This followed a monthly decrease of 0.3% for November 2006 and a monthly increase of 3.2% for December 2006.
  • Short-term resident departures for January 2007 (422,700 movements) decreased by 1.6% compared with December 2006 and followed a monthly decrease of 2.7% for November 2006 and a monthly increase of 4.2% for December 2006.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original movement terms, there were 458,200 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia and 369,500 short-term resident departures from Australia during January 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2007 5 April 2007
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



EARLY ESTIMATES

Early estimates of short-term visitor arrivals for February 2007 will be available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) web site on 16 March 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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