3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Nov 2017 Quality Declaration 
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SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS

In trend terms, short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during November 2017 (759,100 movements) increased 0.4% when compared with October 2017 (755,900 movements). Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 7.2% higher than in November 2016.

SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS, Australia
Graph: Short-Term Visitor Arrivals, Australia


The following table presents the top ten source countries (based on original estimates) for short-term visitor arrivals during November 2017. When trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals for November 2016 and November 2017 were compared, the highest percentage increases were recorded for Hong Kong (20.7%), followed by India (19.6%), and South Korea (16.1%).



Short-term Visitor Arrivals, Australia - November 2017

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
Oct '17 to Nov '17
Nov '16 to Nov '17
Country of Residence(a)
'000
'000
'000
Trend % change
Trend % change

New Zealand
116.1
116.0
114.7
0.5
2.8
China
120.1
115.8
101.4
-0.6
13.9
United States
66.3
67.8
75.6
0.9
7.0
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
60.7
65.5
74.8
2.0
0.4
Singapore
37.9
37.1
44.0
-0.2
6.5
Japan
36.4
37.4
40.2
0.5
1.5
Malaysia
34.0
32.2
37.1
-2.1
1.7
India
27.6
27.4
27.8
0.9
19.6
South Korea
28.1
26.3
27.3
2.1
16.1
Hong Kong
25.4
25.3
21.3
1.3
20.7

(a) Top 10 source countries based on original estimates.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS

In trend terms, short-term resident returns to Australia during November 2017 (889,500 movements) increased 0.3% when compared with October 2017 (887,000 movements). Currently, short-term resident returns are 4.7% higher than in November 2016.

SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS, Australia
Graph: Short-Term Resident Returns, Australia

The following table presents the top ten destination countries (based on original estimates) for short-term resident returns in November 2017. When trend estimates for short-term resident returns for November 2016 and November 2017 were compared, the highest percentage increases were recorded for Japan (14.5%), followed by India (13.1%), and China (11.5%).The highest percentage decreases were recorded for Indonesia (-5.8%), Fiji (-5.1%) and the United States (-4.8%).


Short-term Resident Returns, Australia - November 2017

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
Oct '17 to Nov '17
Nov '16 to Nov '17
Country of Stay(a)
'000
'000
'000
Trend % change
Trend % change

New Zealand
119.4
122.8
114.7
0.8
2.7
Indonesia
96.0
95.7
86.8
-1.0
-5.8
United States
87.1
86.2
81.2
-1.1
-4.8
Thailand
50.4
51.2
49.9
0.5
11.3
China
45.9
46.5
47.2
0.4
11.5
Singapore
35.8
37.3
36.5
2.4
5.8
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
51.9
51.6
34.4
0.2
1.6
Japan
35.4
37.0
29.2
1.7
14.5
India
31.9
29.4
28.3
0.9
13.1
Fiji
28.3
28.3
26.9
-0.1
-5.1

(a) Top 10 destination countries based on original estimates.

STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE

The above statistics are based on a sample and are subject to sampling error. Care should be taken when interpreting the impact of numeric and/or percentage change. See paragraphs 10 and 11 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.