1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2012  
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AUSTRALIAN RESIDENT DEPARTURES

In the year ended December 2010, there were 7.1 million short-term (less than one year) resident departures (graph 23.12), an increase of 13% on the previous year.


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



The top destinations for Australian residents departing short-term during 2010 were New Zealand (1,064,500 departures), Indonesia (739,100), the United States of America (683,700), the United Kingdom (457,000), and Thailand (448,200) (table 23.13).

Between 2009 and 2010, the number of short-term resident departures to all the major destinations increased. The largest increases were for Indonesia (190,600 or 35%), the United States of America (116,700 or 21%), Fiji (68,900 or 28%), China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) (57,800 or 21%) and Thailand (55,900 or 14%).


23.13 SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES, By major destinations
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

New Zealand
864.7
902.1
921.1
1 033.3
1 064.5
Indonesia
194.9
282.6
380.7
548.5
739.1
United States of America
440.3
479.1
492.3
567.0
683.7
United Kingdom
412.8
428.5
420.3
442.6
457.0
Thailand
288.0
374.4
404.1
392.3
448.2
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan)
251.0
284.3
277.3
278.8
336.6
Fiji
202.4
200.3
236.2
242.2
311.1
Singapore
210.9
221.5
217.8
226.8
259.4
Malaysia
168.0
181.3
191.0
227.4
245.0
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
196.3
206.5
213.1
206.1
214.1

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

 

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