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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Apr 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2012   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Apr '12
Mar '12 to Apr '12
Apr '11 to Apr '12
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
508.3
0.5
5.7
Seasonally adjusted
509.2
-0.5
. .
Original
466.6
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
673.6
0.7
5.6
Seasonally adjusted
675.0
-0.3
. .
Original
664.7
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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

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




APRIL KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during April 2012 (508,300 movements) increased 0.5% compared with March 2012 (506,000 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.4% in February 2012 and 0.4% in March 2012. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 5.7% higher than in April 2011.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During April 2012, short-term visitor arrivals (509,200 movements) recorded a decrease of 0.5% compared with March 2012 (512,000 movements). This followed monthly increases of 1.1% in February 2012 and 1.9% in March 2012.
  • Original estimates: There were 466,600 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in April 2012.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES FROM AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures during April 2012 (673,600 movements) increased 0.7% compared with March 2012 (669,200 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.7% in February 2012 and 0.7% in March 2012. The current trend estimate for departures is 5.6% higher than in April 2011.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During April 2012, short-term resident departures (675,000 movements) decreased 0.3% compared with March 2012 (677,000 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 1.1% in February 2012 and an increase of 2.9% in March 2012.
  • Original estimates: There were 664,700 short-term resident departures from Australia during April 2012.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2012 6 July 2012
June 2012 3 August 2012
July 2012 4 September 2012
August 2012 9 October 2012
September 2012 6 November 2012
October 2012 5 December 2012



DATA NOTES

This publication contains overseas 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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