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3401.0.55.001 - Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia, Jan 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/02/2008   
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TREND ESTIMATES

The trend estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for January 2008 (470,200 movements) changed little compared with December 2007 (469,900 movements). Over the last fourteen months the trend estimate has remained stable.


Short-term visitor arrivals decreased 0.7% since January 2007.

Short-term visitor arrivals, Australia
Graph: Short-term visitor arrivals, Australia




SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

The seasonally adjusted estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for January 2008 (469,200 movements) changed little compared with December 2007 (469,400 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 2.2% for November 2007 and a monthly decrease of 0.7% for December 2007.



ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

In original movement terms, there were an estimated 453,300 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during January 2008.

TABLE 1: SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS, Australia(a) - January 2008

Jan 08
Dec 07 to Jan 08
Jan 07 to Jan 08
'000
% change
% change

Trend
470.2
0.1
-0.7
Seasonally adjusted
469.2
-
. .
Original
453.3
. .
. .

. . not applicable
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Data for the most recent month are statistically modelled on passport movements and past arrival trends from passenger cards. Monthly estimates prior to the most recent month are final and based on passenger card data. Trend and seasonally adjusted estimates may be revised each month. See Explanatory Notes 14 to 19.

TABLE 2: SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS, Australia - Country of Residence(a)

Trend
Seasonally adjusted
Original
Dec 07
Jan 08
Dec 07
to Jan 08
Jan 07
to Jan 08
Dec 08
Jan 08
Dec 07
to Jan 08
Jan 08
Country of residence
'000
'000
% change
% change
'000
'000
% change
'000

Oceania & Antarctica
New Zealand
95.0
95.7
0.7
2.3
94.2
95.7
1.6
70.8
Total
106.7
107.4
0.7
1.8
105.8
107.5
1.6
86.6
North-West Europe
Germany
12.7
12.8
1.0
2.0
13.4
12.8
-4.4
13.4
Netherlands
4.2
4.2
-0.5
-2.3
4.3
4.3
0.2
4.8
Sweden
3.0
3.1
1.6
2.4
3.1
3.0
-3.4
4.3
Switzerland
3.3
3.4
0.2
-6.7
3.5
3.4
-3.3
4.3
United Kingdom
55.7
55.5
-0.5
-10.2
55.2
55.6
0.7
66.3
Total
98.3
98.3
-
-5.3
98.8
98.7
-0.1
114.8
Southern & Eastern Europe
Italy
4.4
4.4
-0.7
-3.2
4.3
4.4
1.7
4.7
Total
11.8
11.9
0.6
6.6
11.6
12.0
3.5
14.6
North Africa & the Middle East
Total
7.9
8.1
2.5
13.5
7.6
8.3
9.8
7.2
South-East Asia
Indonesia
7.5
7.6
0.6
9.4
8.1
7.2
-10.8
5.5
Malaysia
13.8
14.2
2.6
5.8
14.1
14.0
-0.6
8.7
Philippines
3.9
4.0
4.3
14.3
3.4
4.8
41.3
3.8
Singapore
21.5
21.3
-1.0
-4.8
21.8
20.6
-5.5
11.3
Thailand
7.0
6.9
-2.3
4.8
7.1
6.7
-5.6
4.5
Total
57.6
57.9
0.5
3.0
58.3
57.6
-1.3
37.6
North-East Asia
China
32.1
32.5
1.4
17.7
30.6
34.2
11.6
36.3
Japan
43.6
42.4
-2.9
-17.0
46.4
38.8
-16.3
38.6
Korea
19.3
19.0
-1.6
-17.1
18.7
19.5
4.3
28.4
Taiwan
7.2
6.8
-5.4
-12.4
6.5
6.6
0.6
6.3
Total
114.8
113.4
-1.2
-7.2
114.2
112.2
-1.7
119.2
Americas
Canada
9.7
9.7
-0.4
6.3
10.1
9.7
-4.4
13.0
United States of America
39.0
38.8
-0.3
1.8
38.3
38.3
-0.2
37.2
Total
53.5
53.4
-0.2
4.1
53.3
52.9
-0.8
56.2
Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
5.6
5.7
1.8
11.3
5.8
5.5
-5.4
4.1
Total
7.5
7.6
1.5
11.2
7.7
7.4
-3.0
6.2
Total(b)
469.9
470.2
0.1
-0.7
469.4
469.2
-
453.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Data for the most recent month are statistically modelled on passport movements and past arrival trends from passenger cards. Monthly estimates prior to the most recent month are final and based on passenger card data. Trend and seasonally adjusted estimates may be revised each month. See Explanatory Notes 14 to 19.
(b) Includes Southern and Central Asia and not stated/inadequately described.


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