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Overseas Arrivals and Departures

About this source

Provides information from incoming and outgoing passenger cards, visa and other sources available to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Data include persons arriving in, and departing from Australia, together with the major characteristics of travellers. Data are collected and reported on a monthly basis.

Main topics

Net overseas migration
Growth and components of population change
Components of net overseas migration
Migration arrivals/ departures/ flows/ rates
Migration population structures
Estimated resident population
Temporary/ permanent visas
Age/ sex/ marital status
Previous/ future country of residence (permanent migrant)
State/ territory of intended address/ lived (permanent migrant/ overseas visitor)
Intended/ actual length of stay (overseas visitor)
Main reason for journey (overseas visitor)
Country of residence (overseas visitor)
State/ territory in which most time spent on departure (overseas visitor)
Intended/ actual length of stay overseas (Australian resident)
Country spent/ intend to spend most time abroad (Australian resident)
State or territory of intended address/ state or territory lived (Australian resident)
Occupation (Australian resident)
Country of embarkation/ disembarkation (Australian resident)
Airport/ port of arrival/ departure (Australian resident)
Arrival/ departure date - month (Australian resident)
Intention to live in Australia for next 12 months (Australian resident)

Statistical releases

Migration, Australia (cat. no. 3412.0)
Australian Historical Population Statistics (cat. no. 3105.0.65.001)
Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0)

User guides

Information Paper: Improving Net Overseas Migration Estimation (cat. no. 3412.0.55.001)
Information paper: Statistical Implications of Improved Methods for Estimating Net Overseas Migration, Australia (cat. no. 3107.0.55.005)

Commonwealth of Australia 2008

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