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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Oct 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/12/2010   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

Oct '10
Sep '10 to Oct '10
Oct '09 to Oct '10
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
505.8
1.0
6.6
Seasonally adjusted
498.3
-2.3
. .
Original
493.5
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
605.3
0.3
10.9
Seasonally adjusted
598.4
-1.4
. .
Original
577.7
. .
. .

. . 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 2010 (505,800 movements) increased 1.0% compared with September 2010 (501,000 movements). This followed similar monthly increases of 1.2% in August 2010 and 1.1% in September 2010. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 6.6% higher than in October 2009.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During October 2010, short-term visitor arrivals (498,300 movements) recorded a decrease of 2.3% compared with September 2010 (510,100 movements). This followed monthly increases of 3.6% for August 2010 and 1.4% for September 2010.
  • Original estimates: There were 493,500 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in October 2010.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures from Australia during October 2010 (605,300 movements) increased 0.3% compared with September 2010 (603,400 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.6% for August 2010 and 0.3% for September 2010. The current trend estimate for departures is 10.9% higher than in October 2009.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During October 2010, short-term resident departures (598,400 movements) decreased by 1.4% compared with September 2010 (606,600 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 1.1% for August 2010 and an increase of 1.9% for September 2010.
  • Original estimates: There were 577,700 short-term resident departures from Australia during October 2010.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2010 12 January 2011
December 2010 8 February 2011
January 2011 7 March 2011
February 2011 5 April 2011
March 2011 10 May 2011
April 2011 3 June 2011



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.


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