3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Jul 2017 Quality Declaration 
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Note: The estimates in this release have been revised back to July 2007. The ABS has undertaken a review of Overseas Arrivals and Departures statistics, methodology and processing systems due to the removal of the outgoing passenger card. See NOTES section for details.

1 Changes in this issue: In 2017, the ABS undertook a review of OAD statistics, methodology and processing systems due to the removal of the outgoing passenger card. This has necessitated a revised time series for OAD data from July 2007 to June 2017. There is a break in series from July 2007. For information on the changes, including OAD data that is no longer available see NOTES section of this issue or the Data Quality Issues (Appendix 2) in the left hand side navigation bar under the Explanatory Notes tab.

2 Prior to July 2017, the focus of this publication was on Short-term Visitor Arrivals and Short-term Resident Departures, with trend and seasonally adjusted data provided for both series. Since July 2017, the focus has shifted to Short-term Visitor Arrivals and Short-term Resident Returns. A full trend and seasonally adjusted series is now available for Short-term Resident Returns (i.e. a resident's second leg of journey).

3 For further information about the data, including updates or changes, see the Explanatory Notes section of this issue.

4 Short-term arrival movements are based on a sample and are subject to sampling error. See paragraphs 10 to 11 of the Explanatory Notes section of this issue.

5 Occasionally situations occur that necessitate breaks being applied to the trend series. For an overview of the breaks currently included in the trend series see paragraph 29 of the Explanatory Notes section of this issue.