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AUSTRALIAN RESIDENT DEPARTURES

In the year ended December 2005 there were 4.8 million short-term resident departures, which was 743,000 less than the number of short-term visitor arrivals.

21.11 SHORT-TERM MOVEMENTS(a), Resident departures 21.11 Short-term movements, resident departures


The short-term resident departures from Australia in 2005 is the highest number of resident departures ever recorded for a year. In 2004 there were 4.4 million resident departures.

The top destinations for Australian residents departing short term during 2005 were New Zealand (835,400 departures), United States of America (426,300), United Kingdom (404,200), Indonesia (319,700) and China (235,100) (table 21.12).

Between 2004 and 2005 the number of short-term resident departures increased by 29% to China, 22% to Hong Kong, and 19% to Singapore. Short-term departures to Indonesia decreased by 5%, having recovered strongly from the decline in 2003 which followed the Bali bombing in October 2002 (table 21.12).


21.12 SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES, By major destinations
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
’000
’000
’000
’000
'000

New Zealand
599.6
597.4
662.8
815.8
835.4
United States of America
293.4
298.9
296.2
376.1
426.3
United Kingdom
300.8
318.4
312.9
375.1
404.2
Indonesia
288.8
241.8
186.7
335.1
319.7
China (excl. SARs and Taiwan Prov.)
109.4
136.9
114.2
182.0
235.1
Thailand
166.1
169.0
128.3
188.2
202.7
Fiji
94.2
128.2
145.1
175.4
196.9
Singapore
160.3
148.9
124.4
159.0
188.5
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
149.5
140.6
115.1
152.6
185.7
Malaysia
116.4
109.5
100.8
144.4
159.8

Source: Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (3401.0).


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