AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS (ABS)
NAME OF COLLECTION
Overseas Arrivals and Departures (OAD)
Overseas arrivals and departures (OAD) statistics are compiled from information entered on incoming and outgoing passenger cards, visa and other information available to the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). Statistics on OAD relate to the number of movements of travellers rather than the number of travellers (i.e. the multiple movements of individual persons during a given reference period are all counted).
OAD data are mainly used to compile statistics on Australia's population (via the net overseas migration collection which forms part of the Estimated Resident Population), balance of payments, and international tourism.
Detailed OAD tabulations are available for category of movement of traveller cross tabulated with selected countries of residence and destination, intended length of stay, age, sex and other variables.
DATA ITEMS RELEVANT TO MIGRANTS AND ETHNICITY
OTHER DATA ITEMS COLLECTED
- Country of birth
- Previous/future country of residence
- Intended/actual length of stay
A full list of data items – together with information on scope, geographic coverage, data availability and publications, methodology, classifications and concepts – is available in Overseas Arrivals and Departures
(cat. no. 3401.0).
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service.
Phone: 1300 135 070
Fax: 1300 135 211
Post: Client Services, ABS, GPO Box 796, Sydney 2001