3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Jan 2018 Quality Declaration 
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan '18
Dec '17 to Jan '18
Jan '17 to Jan '18
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
753.7
0.0
5.7
Seasonally adjusted
760.2
2.4
..
Original
702.5
..
..
Short-term resident returns
Trend
888.1
0.1
2.6
Seasonally adjusted
894.1
2.2
..
Original
1 336.7
..
..

. . not applicable



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

Resident returns, Short-term
Graph: Resident returns, Short-term


JANUARY KEY POINTS

SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during January 2018 (753,700 movements) remained steady at 0.0% when compared with December 2017 (753,500 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.1% in both November 2017 and December 2017. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 5.7% higher than in January 2017.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During January 2018, short-term visitor arrivals (760,200 movements) increased 2.4% compared with December 2017 (742,800 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.1% in November 2017 and 1.7% in December 2017.
  • Original estimates: There were 702,500 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in January 2018.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident returns during January 2018 (888,100 movements) increased 0.1% compared with December 2017 (887,100 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.2% in both November 2017 and December 2017. The current trend estimate for returns is 2.6% higher than in January 2017.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During January 2018, short-term resident returns (894,100 movements) increased 2.2% compared with December 2017 (874,800 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.8% in November 2017 and a monthly decrease of 1.9% in December 2017.
  • Original estimates: There were 1,336,700 short-term resident returns to Australia in January 2018.


NOTES



FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 201818 April 2018
March 201815 May 2018
April 201818 June 2018
May 201816 July 2018
June 201820 August 2018
July 201817 September 2018
August 201817 October 2018
September 201819 November 2018
October 201817 December 2018
November 201818 January 2019
December 201819 February 2019
January 201915 March 2019

DATA NOTES

This release contains overseas movement data which should not be interpreted as 'persons'. See paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.

The statistics in this release have been rounded. See paragraph 33 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.


REVISIONS IN THIS ISSUE

Investigations by the ABS and the Department of Home Affairs have identified quality issues with the capture and coding of state or territory of stay/residence from incoming passenger cards from July 2017 onwards. Data from the cards is currently being re-processed to correct these issues and will be re-supplied to the ABS. Once this is complete, ABS will revise OAD statistics from July 2017 onwards.

For further information, see the Data Quality Issues (Appendix) on the left hand side under the Explanatory Notes tab.


INQUIRIES

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