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3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Aug 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/10/2008   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Aug '08
Jul '08 to Aug '08
Aug '07 to Aug '08
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
465.6
-0.5
-0.8
Seasonally adjusted
458.6
-8.4
. .
Original
420.2
. .
. .
Short-term resident departures
Trend
489.6
0.3
6.0
Seasonally adjusted
495.6
2.5
. .
Original
485.4
. .
. .

. . not applicable

Visitor arrivals, Short-term
Graph: Visitor arrivals, Short-term

Resident departures, Short-term
Graph: Resident departures, Short-term




AUGUST KEY POINTS


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during August 2008 (465,600 movements), fell by 0.5% compared with July 2008 (467,800 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.2% for June 2008 and 0.4% for July 2008.
  • Currently, trend estimates for arrivals are 0.8% lower than in August 2007.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During August 2008, arrivals (458,600 movements) decreased by 8.4% compared with July 2008 (500,500 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 2.7% for June 2008 and a monthly increase of 7.8% for July 2008 (associated with World Youth Day).
  • Original estimates: There were 420,200 arrivals to Australia in August 2008.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures from Australia during August 2008 (489,600 movements), recorded a 0.3% increase compared with July 2008 (488,000 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.4% each for June 2008 and July 2008.
  • Currently, trend estimates for departures are 6.0% higher than in August 2007.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During August 2008, departures (495,600 movements) increased by 2.5% compared with July 2008 (483,300 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 3.8% for June 2008 and a monthly increase of 1.5% for July 2008.
  • Original estimates: There were 485,400 departures from Australia during August 2008.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2008 6 November 2008
October 2008 8 December 2008
November 2008 12 January 2009
December 2008 6 February 2009
January 2009 6 March 2009
February 2009 6 April 2009



DATA NOTES

This publication contains movement data which should not be interpreted as 'persons'. See paragraph 5 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.

The statistics in this publication have been rounded to the nearest 100 for short-term movements and to the nearest 10 for permanent and long-term movements. As a result, sums of the components may not add exactly to totals. Analysis featured in this publication is based on unrounded data. Calculations made on rounded data may differ to those published.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Confidentiality: Information on confidentiality practices undertaken by the ABS in the dissemination of data are included in paragraphs 12 to 14 of the Explanatory Notes.


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