3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Apr 2018 Quality Declaration 
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SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS

In trend terms, short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during April 2018 (759,900 movements) increased 0.1% when compared with March 2018 (759,000 movements). Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 4.0% higher than in April 2017.

SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS, Australia
Graph: Short-term Visitor Arrivals, Australia


The following table presents the top ten source countries (based on original estimates) for short-term visitor arrivals during April 2018. When trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals for April 2017 and April 2018 were compared, the highest percentage increases were recorded for India (20.3%), followed by Hong Kong (7.2%) and China (5.9%). The highest percentage decreases were recorded for Malaysia (-6.3%), Singapore (-6.2%) and South Korea (-1.2%).


Short-term Visitor Arrivals, Australia - April 2018

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
Mar '18 to Apr '18
Apr '17 to Apr '18
Country of Residence(a)
'000
'000
'000
Trend % change
Trend % change

New Zealand
113.2
112.5
111.4
-0.4
1.0
China
118.2
119.6
109.0
0.6
5.9
United States of America
66.9
65.5
57.4
-0.8
0.9
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
62.8
62.8
52.6
-0.5
3.1
India
28.8
29.1
31.2
1.2
20.3
Singapore
35.3
32.6
28.3
-0.7
-6.2
Malaysia
31.4
30.5
28.0
0.0
-6.3
Japan
38.3
39.1
26.9
0.7
5.5
Korea, South
23.7
23.6
21.5
-1.0
-1.2
Hong Kong
24.7
24.3
21.1
0.5
7.2

(a) Top 10 source countries based on original estimates.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS

In trend terms, short-term resident returns to Australia during April 2018 (910,500 movements) increased 0.8% when compared with March 2018 (903,500 movements). Currently, short-term resident returns are 3.3% higher than in April 2017.

SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS, Australia
Graph: Short-term Resident returns, Australia


The following table presents the top ten destination countries (based on original estimates) for short-term resident returns in April 2018. When trend estimates for short-term resident returns for April 2017 and April 2018 were compared, the highest percentage increases were recorded for Japan (14.9%), followed by India (11.6%) and Vietnam (7.9%). The highest percentage decreases were recorded for New Zealand (-3.3%) and Singapore (-0.3%).


Short-term Resident Returns, Australia - April 2018

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
Mar '18 to Apr '18
Apr '17 to Apr '18
Country of Stay(a)
'000
'000
'000
Trend % change
Trend % change

New Zealand
117.5
118.0
131.8
-0.2
-3.3
Indonesia
106.2
108.1
104.4
3.0
6.4
United States of America
91.2
93.3
88.0
1.1
1.0
China
47.8
48.4
63.1
1.0
7.0
Thailand
48.4
48.6
58.7
-0.4
0.7
Japan
37.7
37.9
56.3
1.1
14.9
Singapore
33.6
35.5
43.0
0.2
-0.3
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
55.8
55.9
37.9
0.9
5.4
India
32.7
33.0
33.5
-0.1
11.6
Vietnam
26.6
27.7
31.6
-0.1
7.9

(a) Top 10 destination countries based on original estimates.

STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE

The above statistics are based on a sample and are subject to sampling error. Care should be taken when interpreting the impact of numeric and/or percentage change. See paragraphs 10 and 11 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.