3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Aug 2017 Quality Declaration 
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SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS

In trend terms, short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during August 2017 (756,000 movements) increased 0.8% when compared with July 2017 (750,300 movements). Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 7.9% higher than in August 2016.

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 August 2017. When trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals for August 2016 and August 2017 were compared, the highest percentage increases were recorded for China (22.8%), followed by Hong Kong (19.5%), and Malaysia (15.7%). The highest percentage decreases were recorded for the United Kingdom (-3.2%) and South Korea (-2.5%).



Short-term Visitor Arrivals, Australia - August 2017

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
Jul '17 to Aug '17
Aug '16 to Aug '17
Country of Residence(a)
'000
'000
'000
Trend % change
Trend % change

China
125.6
126.9
116.3
2.9
22.8
New Zealand
113.5
113.2
115.8
0.5
0.2
Japan
36.2
36.8
53.8
0.1
4.5
United States of America
66.1
64.6
49.9
-0.5
6.8
Malaysia
39.8
46.6
44.3
4.7
15.7
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
57.9
57.9
37.5
-1.3
-3.2
Singapore
38.1
39.7
36.6
0.0
4.7
Hong Kong
24.9
26.3
27.7
1.8
19.5
India
26.0
25.7
22.8
1.3
14.1
Korea, South
23.5
23.5
21.2
-0.1
-2.5

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


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS

In trend terms, short-term resident returns from Australia during August 2017 (878,700 movements) decreased 0.3% when compared with July 2017 (881,300 movements). Currently, short-term resident returns are 5.3% higher than in August 2016.

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 August 2017. When trend estimates for short-term resident returns for August 2016 and August 2017 were compared, the highest percentage increases were recorded for Vietnam (24.6%), followed by Italy (15.9%), and China (15.2%).The highest percentage decreases were recorded for Indonesia (-3.1%), Fiji (-0.9%) and Singapore (-0.7%).


Short-term Resident Returns, Australia - August 2017

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
Jul '17 to Aug '17
Aug '16 to Aug '17
Country of Stay(a)
'000
'000
'000
Trend % change
Trend % change

Indonesia
102.1
104.4
108.6
0.1
-3.1
New Zealand
116.5
115.0
103.7
-1.3
3.5
United States of America
91.6
91.8
87.0
0.3
2.5
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
50.8
50.8
71.1
-1.1
5.6
Thailand
49.4
48.0
47.8
0.0
7.4
Fiji
28.7
28.6
30.4
0.2
-0.9
China
44.6
43.4
29.7
-0.6
15.2
Singapore
31.9
31.7
26.1
-1.3
-0.7
Italy
19.4
19.3
24.5
0.1
15.9
Vietnam
27.4
26.8
23.5
0.9
24.6

(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.