3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Dec 2018 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
780.3
0.1
3.3
Seasonally adjusted
782.7
0.6
..
Original
1 057.9
..
..
Short-term resident returns
Trend
944.6
0.5
6.4
Seasonally adjusted
948.7
1.2
..
Original
732.8
..
..

.. not applicable



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

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

DECEMBER KEY POINTS

SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during December 2018 (780,300 movements) increased 0.1% when compared with November 2018 (779,900 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.1% in both October 2018 and November 2018. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 3.3% higher than in December 2017.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During December 2018, short-term visitor arrivals (782,700 movements) increased 0.6% when compared with November 2018 (777,900 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 1.1% for October 2018 and a monthly decrease of 0.1% for November 2018.
  • Original estimates: There were 1,057,900 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in December 2018.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident returns during December 2018 (944,600 movements) increased 0.5% when compared with November 2018 (940,300 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.4% for both October 2018 and November 2018. The current trend estimate for returns is 6.4% higher than in December 2017.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During December 2018, short-term resident returns (948,700 movements) increased 1.2% when compared with November 2018 (937,400 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 2.4% for October 2018 and a monthly decrease of 0.7% for November 2018.
  • Original estimates: There were 732,800 short-term resident returns to Australia in December 2018.


NOTES



FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 201915 March 2019
February 201911 April 2019
March 201913 May 2019
April 201912 June 2019
May 201912 July 2019
June 201915 August 2019
July 201911 September 2019
August 201915 October 2019
September 201911 November 2019
October 201912 December 2019
November 201916 January 2020
December 201918 February 2020


CESSATION OF ZIP FILES

This is the last release that will include ZIP files. All of the data contained in the ZIP files will continue to be available in the spreadsheets.

Should you have any concerns regarding this transition, please contact us at: client.services@abs.gov.au


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.


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