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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Sep 2008 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep '08
Aug '08 to Sep '08
Sep '07 to Sep '08
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
456.4
-0.8
-2.8
Seasonally adjusted
450.7
-1.1
. .
Original
402.2
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
488.3
0.1
5.0
Seasonally adjusted
487.2
-1.6
. .
Original
575.7
. .
. .

. . 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
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during September 2008 (456,400 movements), decreased by 0.8% compared with August 2008 (460,000 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.8% for July 2008 and 0.9% for August 2008.
  • Currently, trend estimates for arrivals are 2.8% lower than in September 2007.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During September 2008, arrivals (450,700 movements) decreased by 1.1% compared with August 2008 (455,700 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 7.6% for July 2008 (associated with World Youth Day) and a monthly decrease of 8.6% for August 2008.
  • Original estimates: There were 402,200 arrivals to Australia in September 2008.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures from Australia during September 2008 (488,300 movements) changed little when compared with August 2008 (487,800 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.3% for July 2008 and 0.2% for August 2008.
  • Currently, trend estimates for departures are 5.0% higher than in September 2007.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During September 2008, departures (487,200 movements) decreased by 1.6% compared with August 2008 (494,900 movements). This followed monthly increases of 1.5% for July 2008 and 2.6% for August 2008.
  • Original estimates: There were 575,700 departures from Australia during September 2008.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2008 8 December 2008
November 2008 12 January 2009
December 2008 6 February 2009
January 2009 6 March 2009
February 2009 6 April 2009
March 2009 8 May 2009



DATA NOTES

This publication contains 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.


DELAY IN RELEASE

This release was scheduled for 6 November 2008 but was delayed due to the late receipt of data. This delay should not impact on future releases of this monthly publication.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


INQUIRIES

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