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3401.0.55.001 - Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia, Aug 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/09/2007   
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TREND ESTIMATES

The trend estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for August 2007 (471,100 movements) decreased by 0.1% compared with July 2007 (471,400 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.2% for both June 2007 and July 2007.


Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 3.1% higher than in August 2006.



SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

The seasonally adjusted estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for August 2007 (478,500 movements) increased by 4.0% compared with July 2007 (460,000 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 1.0% for June 2007 and 2.5% for July 2007.

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




ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

In original movement terms there were an estimated 440,000 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during August 2007.

TABLE 1: SHORT-TERM MOVEMENT, VISITOR ARRIVALS(a) - August 2007

Aug 07
Jul 07 to Aug 07
Aug 06 to Aug 07
'000
% change
% change

Trend
471.1
-0.1
3.1
Seasonally adjusted
478.5
4.0
. .
Original
440.0
. .
. .

. . not applicable
(a) Trend and seasonally adjusted estimates may be revised each month. See Explanatory Notes 14 to 17.

TABLE 2: SHORT-TERM MOVEMENT(a), VISITOR ARRIVALS - Country of Residence(b)

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original



Jul 07
Aug 07
Jul 07
to Aug 07
Aug 06
to Aug 07
Jul 07
Aug 07
Jul 07
to Aug 07
Aug 07
Country of residence
'000
'000
% change
% change
'000
'000
% change
'000

OCEANIA & ANTARCTICA
New Zealand
96.4
96.1
-0.4
9.2
89.7
95.8
6.7
102.4
Total
108.0
107.7
-0.3
8.7
100.8
108.1
7.2
113.1
NORTH-WEST EUROPE
Germany
12.9
12.9
-0.1
6.5
13.2
12.7
-4.4
11.5
Netherlands
4.3
4.4
1.2
6.2
4.3
4.5
5.7
2.9
Sweden
2.8
2.8
-1.2
-5.2
2.6
2.9
11.6
1.2
Switzerland
3.7
3.7
-0.3
8.2
3.8
3.7
-3.4
1.9
United Kingdom
56.9
56.4
-0.9
-3.1
55.9
57.7
3.2
38.8
Total
99.1
98.6
-0.5
0.4
98.8
100.1
1.4
71.4
SOUTHERN & EASTERN EUROPE
Italy
4.5
4.5
-0.1
1.3
4.6
4.4
-5.4
6.4
Total
11.2
11.2
0.1
6.3
11.5
11.2
-3.3
12.9
NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST
Total
7.3
7.2
-1.4
13.7
7.4
6.8
-8.7
9.9
SOUTH-EAST ASIA
Indonesia
7.6
7.7
1.6
14.3
7.5
7.7
1.8
6.1
Malaysia
13.6
13.5
-0.4
10.4
12.7
14.1
10.8
13.6
Philippines
3.6
3.7
0.9
15.7
3.5
3.7
8.2
3.2
Singapore
22.2
22.2
0.4
2.4
20.9
23.2
11.0
17.6
Thailand
7.0
7.1
1.4
18.2
6.2
7.5
20.6
6.7
Total
57.6
57.8
0.4
9.6
54.4
59.9
10.2
50.6
NORTH-EAST ASIA
China
29.4
29.8
1.3
11.8
28.7
31.6
10.0
29.4
Japan
47.5
47.8
0.6
-10.9
48.9
48.8
-0.1
54.5
Korea
22.0
22.0
-
-2.6
22.2
21.9
-1.4
18.9
Taiwan
7.5
7.3
-2.7
-6.9
7.3
7.5
2.5
8.7
Total
119.2
119.7
0.4
-3.4
118.5
123.0
3.7
124.3
AMERICAS
Canada
9.5
9.4
-0.8
2.1
9.5
9.2
-3.1
6.3
United States of America
37.6
37.5
-0.4
-1.1
37.6
37.4
-0.7
32.2
Total
51.8
51.6
-0.4
1.1
51.9
51.0
-1.7
42.2
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
South Africa
5.1
5.1
-0.6
9.0
5.0
5.1
3.8
4.0
Total
6.9
6.9
-0.3
9.3
6.9
6.9
-
5.4
Total(c)
471.4
471.1
-0.1
3.1
460.0
478.5
4.0
440.0

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) This table presents a summary of the most recent overseas arrivals and departures estimates. Time series data for months earlier than those presented in this table are available as time series spreadsheets from the ABS website.
(b) Data for the current month are statistically modelled on passport movements and past arrival trends from passenger cards. Monthly data prior to the current month are estimates based on passenger card data.
(c) Includes Southern and Central Asia and not stated/inadequately described.


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