3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Oct 2017 Quality Declaration 
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

Oct '17
Sep '17 to Oct '17
Oct '16 to Oct '17
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
755.3
0.2
6.8
Seasonally adjusted
759.2
2.0
..
Original
741.5
..
..
Short-term resident returns
Trend
884.2
0.0
4.8
Seasonally adjusted
887.5
-0.4
..
Original
1 078.5
..
..

. . not applicable



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

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


OCTOBER KEY POINTS

SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during October 2017 (755,300 movements) increased 0.2% compared with September 2017 (753,700 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.5% in both August 2017 and September 2017. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 6.8% higher than in October 2016.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During October 2017, short-term visitor arrivals (759,200 movements) increased 2.0% compared with September 2017 (744,500 movements). This followed a monthly increases of 2.1% in August 2017 and a monthly decrease of 2.2% in September 2017.
  • Original estimates: There were 741,500 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in October 2017.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident returns during October 2017 (884,200 movements) was steady at 0.0% compared with September 2017 (884,000 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.1% in August 2017 and 0.2% in September 2017. The current trend estimate for returns is 4.8% higher than in October 2016.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During October 2017, short-term resident returns (887,500 movements) decreased 0.4% compared with September 2017 (891,100 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.7% in August 2017 and 1.4% in September 2017.
  • Original estimates: There were 1,078,500 short-term resident returns to Australia in October 2017.


NOTES



FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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November 201719 January 2018
December 201719 February 2018
January 201815 March 2018
February 201818 April 2018
March 201815 May 2018
April 201818 June 2018

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.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

In this issue, the ABS is releasing OAD statistics via ABS.Stat in addition to the usual release products. See the Downloads tab for the ABS.Stat data.


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