3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Jul 2018 Quality Declaration 
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SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS

In trend terms, short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during July 2018 (766,600 movements) increased 0.1% when compared with June 2018 (765,600 movements). Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 2.8% higher than in July 2017.

SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS, Australia
Graph: SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS, Australia

The following table presents the top ten source countries (based on original estimates) for short-term visitor arrivals during July 2018. When trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals for July 2017 and July 2018 were compared, the highest percentage increases were recorded for India (17.7%), followed by Hong Kong (9.2%) and Japan (5.6%). The highest percentage decreases were recorded for Malaysia (-9.8%), the United States of America (-6.8%) and Singapore (-5.9%).


Short-term Visitor Arrivals, Australia - July 2018

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
Jun '18 to Jul '18
Jul '17 to Jul '18
Country of Residence(a)
'000
'000
'000
Trend % change
Trend % change

China
123.9
126.0
153.5
0.9
3.0
New Zealand
115.2
115.0
132.8
0.2
1.9
United States of America
61.7
62.5
57.3
-1.4
-6.8
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
58.9
57.1
39.2
-1.5
0.2
Japan
37.9
37.5
38.6
-0.2
5.6
Singapore
35.3
35.8
29.4
-0.9
-5.9
Hong Kong
26.6
27.0
29.1
1.4
9.2
Malaysia
31.8
32.4
28.0
0.7
-9.8
India
30.4
30.4
22.9
0.9
17.7
Korea, South
26.0
26.1
22.0
1.7
3.3

(a) Top 10 source countries based on original estimates.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS

In trend terms, short-term resident returns to Australia during July 2018 (931,800 movements) increased 0.3% when compared with June 2018 (929,200 movements). Currently, short-term resident returns are 5.8% higher than in July 2017.

SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS, Australia
Graph: SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS, Australia

The following table presents the top ten destination countries (based on original estimates) for short-term resident returns in July 2018. When trend estimates for short-term resident returns for July 2017 and July 2018 were compared, the highest percentage increases were recorded for Japan (22.4%), followed by China (14.0%) and Singapore (13.7%). The highest percentage decreases were recorded for Thailand (-5.4%), New Zealand (-0.3%) and Fiji (-0.2%).


Short-term Resident Returns, Australia - July 2018

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
Jun '18 to Jul '18
Jul '17 to Jul '18
Country of Stay(a)
'000
'000
'000
Trend % change
Trend % change

Indonesia
105.4
103.3
125.9
-0.9
4.5
New Zealand
119.3
119.5
125.4
0.3
-0.3
United States of America
93.4
91.8
106.8
0.5
3.7
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
55.9
53.9
92.5
-0.1
8.3
Thailand
46.5
46.7
57.5
-0.4
-5.4
Italy
21.2
21.5
47.3
0.8
12.2
China
51.5
49.6
43.8
0.8
14.0
Singapore
36.7
36.3
40.7
1.2
13.7
Fiji
28.4
28.1
35.7
0.1
-0.2
Japan
40.7
39.7
32.3
0.6
22.4

(a) Top 10 destination countries based on original estimates.

STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE

The above statistics are based on a sample and are subject to sampling error. Care should be taken when interpreting the impact of numeric and/or percentage change. See paragraphs 10 and 11 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.