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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Oct 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/12/2008   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

Oct '08
Sep '08 to Oct '08
Oct '07 to Oct '08
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
451.8
-0.8
-4.0
Seasonally adjusted
454.2
0.9
. .
Original
456.0
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
489.8
0.2
4.5
Seasonally adjusted
491.7
1.0
. .
Original
458.0
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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

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




OCTOBER KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during October 2008 (451,800 movements), decreased by 0.8% compared with September 2008 (455,300 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.9% for August 2008 and 0.8% for September 2008.
  • Currently, trend estimates for arrivals are 4.0% lower than in October 2007.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During October 2008, arrivals (454,200 movements) increased by 0.9% compared with September 2008 (450,200 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 9.0% for August 2008 (associated with World Youth Day) and 0.8% for September 2008.
  • Original estimates: There were 456,000 arrivals to Australia in October 2008.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures from Australia during October 2008 (489,800 movements), recorded a 0.2% increase compared with September 2008 (488,600 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.3% for August 2008 and September 2008.
  • Currently, trend estimates for departures are 4.5% higher than in October 2007.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During October 2008, departures (491,700 movements) increased by 1.0% compared with September 2008 (487,00 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 2.6% for August 2008 and a monthly decrease of 1.4% for September 2008.
  • Original estimates: There were 458,000 departures from Australia during October 2008.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2008 12 January 2009
December 2008 6 February 2009
January 2009 6 March 2009
February 2009 6 April 2009
March 2009 8 May 2009
April 2009 4 June 2009



DATA NOTES

This publication contains movement data which should not be interpreted as 'persons'. 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 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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