3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Jun 2016 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/08/2016   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun '16
May '16 to Jun '16
Jun '15 to Jun '16
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
687.5
0.9
12.0
Seasonally adjusted
693.2
1.7
..
Original
555.8
..
..
Short-term resident departures
Trend
824.3
0.4
5.3
Seasonally adjusted
843.2
3.7
..
Original
952.8
..
..

. . not applicable

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

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



JUNE KEY POINTS

SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during June 2016 (687,500 movements) increased 0.9%, compared with May 2016 (681,700 movements). This followed monthly increases of 1.1% in April 2016 and 1.0% in May 2016. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 12.0% higher than in June 2015.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During June 2016, short-term visitor arrivals (693,200 movements) increased 1.7% compared with May 2016 (681,500 movements). This followed monthly increases of 1.5% in April 2016 and 0.2% in May 2016.
  • Original estimates: There were 555,800 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in June 2016.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES FROM AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident departures during June 2016 (824,300 movements) increased 0.4%, compared with May 2016 (820,800 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.3% in April 2016 and 0.5% in May 2016. The current trend estimate for departures is 5.3% higher than in June 2015.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During June 2016, short-term resident departures (843,200 movements) increased 3.7% compared with May 2016 (813,100 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 3.1% in April 2016 and a monthly increase of 1.3% in May 2016.
  • Original estimates: There were 952,800 short-term resident departures from Australia in June 2016.


NOTES



FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 20169 September 2016
August 201610 October 2016
September 201610 November 2016
October 201612 December 2016
November 201616 January 2017
December 201613 February 2017


DATA NOTES

This release contains overseas movement data which should not be interpreted as 'persons'. See paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.

The statistics in this release have been rounded. See paragraph 34 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.

CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

From August 2015 onwards, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has progressively rolled out new technologies to streamline and strengthen border operations. Departure SmartGates are currently in use at all international airports in Australia for processing passengers leaving the country. Passengers using Departure SmartGates are required to place their outgoing passenger card in drop boxes located near the Departure SmartGate rather than handing them to Australian Border Force officers.

Coinciding with the roll-out of Departure SmartGates, there has been an increase in outgoing passenger cards not being collected due to passengers failing to place their cards into the drop boxes. The ABS and DIBP have been working together to mitigate this issue and to minimise the impact on data quality.

For June 2016, the ABS added 162,112 records to account for missing outgoing passenger cards. The ABS also added 1,225 records to account for a higher level of missing incoming passenger cards. A total of 163,337 missing records were added to the overseas arrivals and departures data for June 2016. For further information see Section 7 of the Data Quality Issues (Appendix 2) in the left hand side navigation bar under the Explanatory Notes tab.

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