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3401.0.55.001 - Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia, Feb 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/03/2008   
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TREND ESTIMATES

The trend estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for February 2008 (468,700 movements) changed little compared with January 2008 (469,100 movements). Over the last fifteen months the trend estimate has remained stable.


Short-term visitor arrivals decreased 1.2% since February 2007.

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




SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

The seasonally adjusted estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for February 2008 (472,200 movements) increased by 1.4% compared with January 2008 (465,800 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.6% for December 2007 and 0.7% for January 2008.

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

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

Trend
468.7
-0.1
-1.2
Seasonally adjusted
472.2
1.4
. .
Original
543.2
. .
. .

. . not applicable
(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.



ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

In original movement terms, there were an estimated 543,200 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during February 2008.

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

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

Oceania & Antarctica
New Zealand
94.9
95.1
0.2
0.6
92.8
97.2
4.7
72.3
Total
106.7
106.9
0.2
0.2
104.3
109.4
4.9
84.5
North-West Europe
Germany
12.7
12.7
0.2
0.2
12.9
12.2
-5.7
16.2
Netherlands
4.3
4.3
-
0.6
4.4
4.4
-1.3
5.4
Sweden
3.0
3.0
-0.1
-0.7
3.0
2.9
-3.1
4.8
Switzerland
3.5
3.6
2.2
-0.3
3.6
3.6
2.4
4.1
United Kingdom
56.0
56.0
-
-8.5
55.2
57.5
4.1
79.4
Total
98.8
99.1
0.2
-4.3
98.8
99.9
1.1
133.0
Southern & Eastern Europe
Italy
4.4
4.4
0.2
-1.9
4.4
4.5
2.6
4.3
Total
12.4
12.7
2.7
13.4
11.9
13.6
14.3
14.9
North Africa & the Middle East
Total
8.0
8.1
1.6
11.5
8.0
8.1
0.8
7.6
South-East Asia
Indonesia
7.7
7.7
0.3
11.6
7.7
7.4
-4.0
8.1
Malaysia
14.3
14.6
1.5
8.5
14.6
14.2
-2.1
18.8
Philippines
3.9
4.0
3.5
13.0
3.9
4.5
15.2
4.1
Singapore
21.5
21.2
-1.0
-5.1
21.8
21.0
-3.8
21.9
Thailand
6.8
6.5
-3.8
-2.0
6.8
6.6
-3.3
5.9
Total
58.2
58.2
-
2.7
58.5
58.2
-0.5
64.6
North-East Asia
China
30.8
30.6
-0.6
10.0
33.0
29.0
-12.1
55.3
Japan
42.7
41.7
-2.3
-16.8
40.2
41.5
3.2
46.4
Korea
19.4
19.4
-0.3
-13.5
19.7
19.9
1.3
21.2
Taiwan
6.4
5.9
-7.3
-24.2
6.2
5.9
-3.5
7.7
Total
111.5
109.5
-1.8
-9.5
112.5
106.8
-5.1
146.6
Americas
Canada
10.1
10.3
1.6
11.4
9.9
11.0
11.6
15.8
United States of America
39.5
39.6
0.3
3.7
38.6
40.7
5.5
49.6
Total
54.4
54.7
0.6
6.1
53.0
56.7
6.9
70.8
Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
5.5
5.5
0.3
6.0
5.1
5.5
7.5
5.0
Total Sub-Saharan Africa
7.4
7.4
0.5
6.7
7.0
7.3
4.6
7.4
Total(b)
469.1
468.7
-0.1
-1.2
465.8
472.2
1.4
543.2

- 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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