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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, May 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/07/2007   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

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

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
480.2
0.1
5.3
Seasonally adjusted
474.3
-0.3
. .
Original
368.0
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend(a)
441.7
1.0
8.7
Seasonally adjusted
442.9
-0.1
. .
Original
439.7
. .
. .

. . 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



MAY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • Trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during May 2007 (480,200 movements) changed little compared with April 2007 (479,900 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.3% for March 2007 and 0.2% for April 2007.
  • Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 6.0% higher than when the series last troughed in July 2006 (453,100 movements) and 5.3% higher than in May 2006.
  • During May 2007, short-term resident departures (441,700 movements) increased by 1.0% compared with April 2007 (437,400 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.9% each for March 2007 and April 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 May 2007 (474,300 movements) decreased by 0.3% compared with April 2007. This followed a monthly increase of 7.6% for March 2007 and a monthly decrease of 5.2% for April 2007.
  • Short-term resident departures for May 2007 (442,900 movements) decreased marginally compared with April 2007 (443,200 movements). This followed monthly increases of 7.3% for March 2007 and a marginal increase for April 2007.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original movement terms, there were 368,000 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia and 439,700 short-term resident departures from Australia during May 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
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
November 2007 15 January 2008



EARLY ESTIMATES

Early estimates of short-term visitor arrivals for June 2007 will be available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website on 17 July 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

There are no changes in this issue.



PROCESSING ADVICE

Permanent departures of Australian residents were overstated prior to July 1998. For further information see APPENDIX 2: DATA QUALITY ISSUES, JULY 1998 PROCESSING.



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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