MAY KEY FIGURES
Apr '08 to May '08
May '07 to May '08
|Short-term visitor arrivals |
|Seasonally adjusted |
|Short-term resident departures |
|Seasonally adjusted |
|. . not applicable |
MAY KEY POINTS
SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS
SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
- Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during May 2008 (475,600 movements), increased 0.3% compared with April 2008 (474,200 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.4% for March 2008 and 0.5% for April 2008.
- Currently, trend estimates for arrivals are 0.8% higher than in May 2007.
- Seasonally adjusted estimates: During May 2008, arrivals (479,600 movements) increased by 0.6% compared with April 2008 (477,000 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 0.6% for March 2008 and a monthly increase of 1.7% for April 2008.
- Original estimates: There were 380,900 arrivals to Australia in May 2008.
- Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures from Australia during May 2008 (489,000 movements), increased 0.8% compared with April 2008 (485,400 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.7% each for March 2008 and April 2008.
- Currently, trend estimates for departures are 9.2% higher than in May 2007.
- Seasonally adjusted estimates: During May 2008, departures (496,400 movements) increased by 2.5% compared with April 2008 (484,500 movements). This followed monthly increases of 2.7% for March 2008 and 0.2% for April 2008.
- Original estimates: There were 488,500 departures from Australia during May 2008.
|ISSUE ||Release Date|
|June 2008 ||5 August 2008|
|July 2008 ||4 September 2008|
|August 2008 ||3 October 2008|
|September 2008 ||6 November 2008|
|October 2008 ||8 December 2008|
|November 2008 ||12 January 2009|
As previously advised, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has ceased publication of Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia
(cat. no. 3401.0.55.001). May 2008 was the final issue of the publication and was released on 18 June 2008.
This publication contains movement data. This movement data 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 the Key Points and Main Features of this publication is based on unrounded data. Calculations made on rounded data may differ to those published.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Due to reductions in the ABS work program, publication of the monthly Feature Article will cease until further notice.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Anne Ward on Canberra (02) 6252 6871.