3106.0 - Demography News, Feb 2011  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/02/2011   
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The December 2010 issue of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, December 2010 (cat.no.3401.0) was released on 8 February 2011. It includes a Feature Article - International Movements—2010. The article provides an overview of border crossings in the calendar year of 2010. There was a record 27 million movements with 96% of all these movements being short-term (under 1 year). This translates to 1,707 crossings per 1,000 Australian population. Ten years earlier in 2000, this was 903 crossings per 1,000 Australian population.

The article provides an analysis of annual short-term visitor arrivals and short-term resident departures. A more detailed examination, based on original estimates, is given on the top 10 source and destination countries for 2010. It also includes an analysis by age, sex, reason for journey and duration of stay/absence.