3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Feb 2019 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/04/2019   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

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

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
781.8
0.1
3.0
Seasonally adjusted
786.1
0.9
..
Original
927.2
..
..
Short-term resident returns
Trend
931.2
-0.3
3.5
Seasonally adjusted
912.5
-3.3
..
Original
746.1
..
..

.. not applicable



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

FEBRUARY KEY POINTS

SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during February 2019 (781,800 movements) increased 0.1% when compared with January 2019 (780,900 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.1% in December 2018 and 0.2% in January 2019. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 3% higher than in February 2018.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During February 2019, short-term visitor arrivals (786,100 movements) increased by 0.9% when compared with January 2019 (779,300 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.5% for December 2018 and a decrease of 0.2% for January 2019.
  • Original estimates: There were 927,200 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in February 2019.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident returns during February 2019 (931,200 movements) decreased by 0.3% when compared with January 2019 (934,200 movements). No change was observed for December 2018 and a 0.2% decrease for January 2019. The current trend estimate for returns is 3.5% higher than in February 2018.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During February 2019, short-term resident returns (912,500 movements) decreased by 3.3% when compared with January 2019 (943,800 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.7% for December 2018 and a 0.1% increase for January 2019.
  • Original estimates: There were 746,100 short-term resident returns to Australia in February 2019.


NOTES



FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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March 201913 May 2019
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May 201912 July 2019
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July 201911 September 2019
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September 201911 November 2019
October 201912 December 2019
November 201916 January 2020
December 201918 February 2020
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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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