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3401.0.55.001 - Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia, Apr 2007  
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TREND ESTIMATES

The trend estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for April 2007 (486,200 movements) increased by 0.6% compared with March 2007 (483,500 movements). This follows monthly increases of 0.7% for February 2007 and 0.6% for March 2007.


Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 6.0% higher than in April 2006.



SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

The seasonally adjusted estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for April 2007 (480,600 movements) decreased by 4.3% compared with March 2007 (502,200 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 2.3% for February 2007 and a monthly increase of 7.6% for March 2007.

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




ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

In original movement terms there were an estimated 442,500 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during April 2007.

TABLE 1: SHORT-TERM MOVEMENT, VISITOR ARRIVALS(a) - April 2007

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

Trend
486.2
0.6
6.0
Seasonally adjusted
480.6
-4.3
. .
Original
442.5
. .
. .

. . not applicable
(a) Trend and seasonally adjusted estimates may be revised each month. See Explanatory Notes 14 to 17.


TABLE 2: SHORT-TERM MOVEMENT(a), VISITOR ARRIVALS - Country of Residence(b)

Trend
Seasonally adjusted
Orginal



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

OCEANIA & ANTARCTICA
New Zealand
94.2
94.4
0.2
4.9
91.2
95.0
4.1
99.9
Total
106.4
106.6
0.2
5.3
103.6
107.3
3.6
111.4
NORTH-WEST EUROPE
Germany
12.9
13.1
1.2
2.3
13.0
13.2
1.5
10.2
Netherlands
4.3
4.3
-0.9
0.4
4.4
4.2
-5.1
3.0
Sweden
3.1
3.2
1.9
3.7
3.6
3.2
-12.0
2.2
Switzerland
3.7
3.8
2.5
4.9
3.7
4.2
11.4
3.1
United Kingdom
62.0
62.0
-
2.7
64.2
61.0
-5.0
52.8
Total
105.3
105.7
0.3
4.3
109.3
104.3
-4.6
85.4
SOUTHERN & EASTERN EUROPE
Italy
4.7
4.7
1.9
13.2
4.9
4.7
-4.4
2.4
Total
12.6
12.9
3.0
27.7
15.5
11.6
-25.1
7.4
NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST
Total
7.5
7.5
0.7
22.9
7.6
7.3
-4.3
5.2
SOUTH-EAST ASIA
Indonesia
6.9
6.9
0.1
1.8
6.8
7.1
4.3
6.0
Malaysia
14.5
14.4
-0.4
16.4
15.0
14.4
-3.7
12.6
Philippines
3.7
3.7
0.5
22.9
3.6
3.5
-3.8
5.1
Singapore
22.1
22.0
-0.4
4.6
22.5
21.2
-5.8
18.1
Thailand
6.5
6.5
-0.6
4.3
6.7
6.1
-8.0
11.1
Total
57.4
57.4
-
10.5
59.6
55.6
-6.7
56.0
NORTH-EAST ASIA
China
32.0
33.1
3.6
28.1
38.6
30.5
-20.9
27.1
Japan
49.5
48.7
-1.8
-8.6
51.0
46.7
-8.4
40.9
Korea
22.3
22.5
0.7
9.0
23.6
23.9
1.3
20.8
Taiwan
8.0
8.2
2.2
9.9
8.3
8.8
6.4
8.4
Total
124.3
124.7
0.3
3.3
134.6
121.7
-9.6
111.2
AMERICAS
Canada
9.4
9.5
1.5
0.6
9.8
9.5
-3.1
8.0
United States of America
38.9
39.5
1.5
1.4
39.3
40.2
2.4
34.8
Total
52.6
53.4
1.5
2.5
53.7
54.1
0.8
47.0
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
South Africa
5.4
5.4
1.6
17.9
6.0
5.4
-10.0
5.3
Total
7.2
7.3
1.8
19.9
7.9
7.4
-6.2
7.3
Total(c)
483.5
486.2
0.6
6.0
502.2
480.6
-4.3
442.5

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) This table presents a summary of the most recent overseas arrivals and departures estimates. Time series data for months earlier than those presented in this table are available as time series spreadsheets from the ABS web site.
(b) Data for the current month are statistically modelled on passport movements and past arrival trends from passenger cards. Monthly data prior to the current month are estimates based on passenger card data.
(c) Includes Southern and Central Asia and not stated/inadequately described.

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