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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Feb 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/04/2010   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb '10
Jan '10 to Feb '10
Feb '09 to Feb '10
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
485.8
0.1
4.0
Seasonally adjusted
486.7
1.1
. .
Original
558.3
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend(a)
554.4
0.2
17.7
Seasonally adjusted
552.7
-0.4
. .
Original
416.8
. .
. .

. . not applicable
(a) Break in trend series from April 2009 - see Explanatory Notes, para 25.

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

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




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during February 2010 (485,800 movements) increased little compared with January 2010 (485,300 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.6% for December 2009 and 0.4% for January 2010.
  • Currently, trend estimates for arrivals are 4.0% higher than in February 2009.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During February 2010, arrivals (486,700 movements) recorded an increase of 1.1% compared with January 2010 (481,600 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 2.4% for December 2009 and a monthly decrease of 0.9% for January 2010.
  • Original estimates: There were 558,300 arrivals to Australia in February 2010.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures from Australia during February 2010 (554,400 movements) increased 0.2% compared with January 2010 (553,600 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.4% for December 2009 and 0.3% for January 2010.
  • Currently, trend estimates for departures are 17.7% higher than in February 2009. Note that trend breaks were introduced from April 2009 - see Explanatory Notes, paragraph 25.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During February 2010, departures (552,700 movements) decreased by 0.4% compared with January 2010 (555,200 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 2.8% for December 2009 and a monthly increase of 1.2% for January 2010.
  • Original estimates: There were 416,800 departures from Australia during February 2010.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2010 10 May 2010
April 2010 4 June 2010
May 2010 6 July 2010
June 2010 4 August 2010
July 2010 3 September 2010
August 2010 6 October 2010



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

Re-introduction of Short-term Resident Departures trend estimates - The trend estimates have been re-introduced for all Short-term Resident Departures (STRD) series. Unusual influences associated with the Global Financial Crisis were affecting the STRD series, but these effects can now be estimated with a sufficient level of accuracy. However, caution should still be used when interpreting the recent STRD trend estimates as they may still be affected further by unusual economic factors. For further details, please see Explanatory Notes, paragraph 25.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Abul Majumder on Canberra (02) 6252 7083.


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