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AUSTRALIAN RESIDENT DEPARTURES

In the year ended December 2006 there were 4.9 million short-term resident departures (graph 23.12), which was the highest number of resident departures ever recorded for a year.

23.12 Short-term movements(a), resident departures
Graph: 23.12 Short-term movements(a), resident departures

The top destinations for Australian residents departing short term during 2006 were New Zealand (864,700 departures), the United States of America (440,300), the United Kingdom (412,800), Thailand (288,100) and China (251,000) (table 23.13).

Between 2005 and 2006 the number of short-term resident departures increased by 42% to Thailand and 12% to Singapore. Short-term departures to Indonesia fell by 39%, from 319,900 to 194,700.

23.13 SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES, By major destinations

2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
’000
’000
’000
'000
'000

New Zealand
597.4
662.8
815.8
835.6
864.7
United States of America
298.9
296.2
376.1
426.4
440.3
United Kingdom
318.4
312.9
375.1
404.4
412.8
Thailand
169.0
128.3
188.2
202.9
288.1
China (excl. SARs and Taiwan Prov.)
136.9
114.2
182.0
235.2
251.0
Singapore
148.9
124.4
159.0
188.4
211.1
Fiji
128.2
145.1
175.4
196.9
202.3
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
140.6
115.1
152.6
185.7
196.2
Indonesia
241.8
186.7
335.1
319.9
194.7
Malaysia
109.5
100.8
144.4
159.9
168.0

Source: Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (3401.0).





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