3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Jan 2019 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/03/2019   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan '19
Dec '18 to Jan '19
Jan '18 to Jan '19
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
781.4
0.1
3.2
Seasonally adjusted
782.6
0.0
..
Original
731.1
..
..
Short-term resident returns
Trend
945.7
0.3
6.1
Seasonally adjusted
947.0
0.2
..
Original
1 392.8
..
..

.. not applicable



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

Resident returns, Short-term
Graph: Resident returns, Short-term

JANUARY KEY POINTS

SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during January 2019 (781,400 movements) increased 0.1% when compared with December 2018 (780,700 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.1% in both November 2018 and December 2018. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 3.2% higher than in January 2018.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During January 2019, short-term visitor arrivals (782,600 movements) remained steady at 0.0% when compared with December 2018 (782,900 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 0.1% for November 2018 and a monthly increase of 0.7% for December 2018.
  • Original estimates: There were 731,100 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in January 2019.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident returns during January 2019 (945,700 movements) increased 0.3% when compared with December 2018 (943,000 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.4% for both November 2018 and December 2018. The current trend estimate for returns is 6.1% higher than in January 2018.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During January 2019, short-term resident returns (947,000 movements) increased 0.2% when compared with December 2018 (944,800 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 0.5% for November 2018 and a monthly increase of 0.8% for December 2018.
  • Original estimates: There were 1,392,800 short-term resident returns to Australia in January 2019.


NOTES



FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 201911 April 2019
March 201913 May 2019
April 201912 June 2019
May 201912 July 2019
June 201915 August 2019
July 201911 September 2019
August 201915 October 2019
September 201911 November 2019
October 201912 December 2019
November 201916 January 2020
December 201918 February 2020
January 202016 March 2020


CHANGES TO THIS PUBLICATION

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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 33 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.


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