3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Nov 2015 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/01/2016
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES
NOVEMBER KEY POINTS
SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES FROM AUSTRALIA
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 35 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has recently commenced a transition to the Departures SmartGate system for processing passengers leaving Australia. SmartGates were progressively rolled out at Kingsford Smith (Sydney) Airport from June 2015 and at Eagle Farm (Brisbane) Airport from November 2015.
To maintain quality for November 2015, using additional data provided by DIBP from its Travel and Immigration Processing System (TRIPS), the ABS added 65,490 records to account for outgoing passenger cards missing from Kingsford Smith Airport and Eagle Farm Airport. In addition, the ABS added 3,264 records to account for incoming passenger cards missing as a result of a workplace strike by staff from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on 9 November. A total of 68,754 missing records were added to the overseas arrivals and departures data for November. Variables within these records that remained missing, due to the passenger card information not being available, were imputed. For further information, see the Data Quality Issues (Appendix 2) in the left hand side navigation bar under the Explanatory Notes tab.
CHANGES TO THE DECEMBER 2015 ISSUE
Please note the regular calendar year Feature Article will not be published in the December 2015 issue of Overseas Arrivals and Departures due to the issues noted above in the Changes in this Issue.
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