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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Sep 2007  
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
471.4
-0.1
2.2
Seasonally adjusted
476.1
-
. .
Original
435.3
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend(a)
460.5
0.2
11.3
Seasonally adjusted
459.9
-1.2
. .
Original
560.6
. .
. .

. . not applicable
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Break in trend series from December 2006 - see Explanatory Notes, paragraph 23.

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

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



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • Trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during September 2007 (471,400 movements) changed little compared with August 2007 (471,700 movements). Over the past three months the trend estimate has remained stable.
  • Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 2.2% higher than in September 2006.
  • During September 2007, short-term resident departures (460,500 movements) changed little compared with August 2007 (459,400 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.9% for July 2007 and 0.7% for August 2007.
  • Short-term resident departures have continued to increase since the December 2006 trend series break - see Explanatory Notes, paragraph 23. However, the rate of growth has slowed in recent months.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates for short-term visitor arrivals during September 2007 (476,100 movements) changed little compared with August 2007. This followed a monthly decrease of 2.5% for July 2007 and a monthly increase of 3.5% for August 2007.
  • Short-term resident departures for September 2007 (459,900 movements) decreased 1.2% compared with August 2007 (465,300 movements). This followed monthly increases of 1.4% for July 2007 and 1.7% for August 2007.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original movement terms, there were 435,300 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia and 560,600 short-term resident departures from Australia during September 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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



EARLY ESTIMATES

Early estimates of short-term visitor arrivals for October 2007 will be available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website on 16 November 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

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