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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, May 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/07/2009   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May '09
Apr '09 to May '09
May '08 to May '09
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
474.9
0.3
1.3
Seasonally adjusted
468.4
-1.8
. .
Original
374.9
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
490.7
0.9
1.5
Seasonally adjusted
507.1
-0.4
. .
Original
500.4
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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

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




MAY KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during May 2009 (474,900 movements), rose 0.3% compared with April 2009 (473,500 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.7% for March 2009 and 0.4% for April 2009.
  • Currently, trend estimates for arrivals are 1.3% higher than in May 2008.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During May 2009, arrivals (468,400 movements) decreased by 1.8% compared with April 2009 (476,900 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 0.5% for March 2009 and a monthly increase of 0.3% for April 2009.
  • Original estimates: There were 374,900 arrivals to Australia in May 2009.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures from Australia during May 2009 (490,700 movements), recorded an increase of 0.9% compared with April 2009 (486,600 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.6% for March 2009 and 0.8% for April 2009.
  • Currently, trend estimates for departures are 1.5% higher than in May 2008.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During May 2009, departures (507,100 movements) decreased by 0.4% compared with April 2009 (509,300 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 2.4% for March 2009 and a monthly increase of 9.3% for April 2009.
  • Original estimates: There were 500,400 departures from Australia during May 2009.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2009 4 August 2009
July 2009 4 September 2009
August 2009 6 October 2009
September 2009 6 November 2009
October 2009 7 December 2009
November 2009 12 January 2010



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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