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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Feb 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/04/2009   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb '09
Jan '09 to Feb '09
Feb '08 to Feb '09
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
465.0
0.9
-0.7
Seasonally adjusted
477.2
5.9
. .
Original
504.0
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
475.1
-0.5
-0.7
Seasonally adjusted
477.1
3.2
. .
Original
363.1
. .
. .

. . not applicable

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

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




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during February 2009 (465,000 movements), rose 0.9% compared with January 2009 (461,100 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.6% in December 2008 and 0.7% in January 2009.
  • Currently, trend estimates for arrivals are 0.7% lower than in February 2008.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During February 2009, arrivals (477,200 movements) increased by 5.9% compared with January 2009 (450,500 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 3.3% for December 2008 and a monthly decrease of 3.2% for January 2009.
  • Original estimates: There were 504,000 arrivals to Australia in February 2009.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures from Australia during February 2009 (475,100 movements), recorded a decrease of 0.5% compared with January 2009 (477,500 movements). This followed monthly decreases in the previous two months; December 2008 and January 2009 (each 0.5%).
  • Currently, trend estimates for departures are 0.7% lower than in February 2008.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During February 2009, departures (477,100 movements) increased by 3.2% compared with January 2009 (462,200 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 3.5% for December 2008 and a monthly decrease of 5.7% for January 2009.
  • Original estimates: There were 363,100 departures from Australia during February 2009.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2009 8 May 2009
April 2009 4 June 2009
May 2009 7 July 2009
June 2009 4 August 2009
July 2009 4 September 2009
August 2009 6 October 2009



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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