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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Jan 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/03/2012   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan '12
Dec '11 to Jan '12
Jan '11 to Jan '12
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
499.9
-0.2
1.3
Seasonally adjusted
496.8
-0.6
. .
Original
502.5
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
657.4
0.2
7.2
Seasonally adjusted
667.1
2.1
. .
Original
580.1
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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

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




JANUARY KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during January 2012 (499,900 movements) decreased 0.2% compared with December 2011 (501,100 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.1% in November 2011 and a slight decrease in December 2011. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 1.3% higher than in January 2011.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During January 2012, short-term visitor arrivals (496,800 movements) recorded a decrease of 0.6% compared with December 2011 (499,700 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.6% in November 2011 and 0.3% in December 2011.
  • Original estimates: There were 502,500 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in January 2012.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES FROM AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures during January 2012 (657,400 movements) increased 0.2% compared with December 2011 (656,100 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.1% in November 2011 and 0.2% in December 2011. The current trend estimate for departures is 7.2% higher than in January 2011.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During January 2012, short-term resident departures (667,100 movements) increased 2.1% compared with December 2011 (653,600 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 0.8% in November 2011 and an increase of 1.0% in December 2011.
  • Original estimates: There were 580,100 short-term resident departures from Australia during January 2012.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2012 5 April 2012
March 2012 9 May 2012
April 2012 4 June 2012
May 2012 6 July 2012
June 2012 3 August 2012
July 2012 4 September 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

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