3412.0 - Migration, Australia, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
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NOM ARRIVALS AND NOM DEPARTURES

Based on the current methodology (12/16 month rule - see Glossary), NOM is calculated by counting incoming international travellers who stay in Australia for 12 months or more and have been added to the population (NOM arrivals) and counting those outgoing international travellers (Australian residents and long-term visitors to Australia) who stay away from Australia for 12 months or more and have been subtracted from the population (NOM departures). At the national level, NOM is traditionally positive, with more NOM arrivals than NOM departures, thereby providing a net increase and adding people to Australia's population each year.

Using data based on the current methodology, over the six years 2004-05 to 2009-10 (i.e. all NOM data currently available using the 12/16 month rule), NOM has increased by 51% (from a net of 142,500 to a net of 215,600 persons) with NOM arrivals increasing by 36% (from 341,400 to 463,000 persons) and NOM departures increasing by 24% (198,900 to 247,500 persons) as seen in figure 3.2. In 2009-10, NOM arrivals dropped by 11% (56,700 persons) compared to the previous year. However, NOM departures continued to increase with a growth of 13% (27,500 persons) from the previous financial year. The result is a decline in NOM in 2009-10 when compared to the previous year.

3.2 Components of NOM(a)(b) - Australia
Graph: 3.2 Components of NOM(a)(b)—Australia





1 DIAC 2010, Population Flows: Immigration aspects 2008–09 edition, Ch 3. <back
2 DIAC 2005, Population Flows: Immigration aspects 2003–04 edition, Ch 5 p 62. <back
3 DIAC 2009, Population Flows: Immigration aspects 2007–08 edition, Ch 3 p 55. <back
4 DIAC 2010, Population Flows: Immigration aspects 2008–09 edition, Ch 2 p 45. <back
5 DIAC 2009, Population Flows: Immigration aspects 2007–08 edition, Ch 3 p 59. <back
6 DIAC 2009, Population Flows: Immigration aspects 2007–08 edition, Ch 3 p 53. <back
7 DIAC 2009, Population Flows: Immigration aspects 2007–08 edition, Ch 2 p 24. <back
8 DIAC 2010, Population Flows: Immigration aspects 2008–09 edition, Ch 4 p 80. <back

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