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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Sep 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/11/2011   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep'11
Aug'11 to Sep'11
Sep '10 to Sep'11
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
500.6
1.1
0.1
Seasonally adjusted
481.5
-4.1
. .
Original
432.2
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
665.1
0.3
10.2
Seasonally adjusted
663.5
0.3
. .
Original
790.6
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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

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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during September 2011 (500,600 movements) increased 1.1% compared with August 2011 (495,400 movements). This followed monthly increases of 1.0% in July 2011 and 1.1% in August 2011. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 0.1% higher than in September 2010.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During September 2011, short-term visitor arrivals (481,500 movements) recorded a decrease of 4.1% compared with August 2011 (501,900 movements). This followed monthly increases of 2.5% in July 2011 and 2.7% in August 2011.
  • Original estimates: There were 432,200 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in September 2011.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES FROM AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures during September 2011 (665,100 movements) increased 0.3% compared with August 2011 (663,100 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.8% in July 2011 and 0.5% in August 2011. The current trend estimate for departures is 10.2% higher than in September 2010.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During September 2011, short-term resident departures (663,500 movements) increased by 0.3% compared with August 2011 (661,500 movements). This followed monthly increases of 3.2% in July 2011 and 0.3% in August 2011.
  • Original estimates: There were 790,600 short-term resident departures from Australia during September 2011.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2011 5 December 2011
November 2011 12 January 2012
December 2011 7 February 2012
January 2012 6 March 2012
February 2012 5 April 2012
March 2012 9 May 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

Introduction of breaks in short-term resident departures trend estimates - Breaks have been introduced in trend estimates for short-term resident departures to Egypt at February 2011 and consequently to the trend for Total North Africa and the Middle East and the Total, due to the effects of ongoing political instability in Egypt. For further details, please see Explanatory Note 25.


INQUIRIES

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