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

In trend terms, short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during January 2018 (753,700 movements) remained steady at 0.0% when compared with December 2017 (753,500 movements). Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 5.7% higher than in January 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 January 2018. When trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals for January 2017 and January 2018 were compared, the highest percentage increases were recorded for India (23.2%), followed by Canada (12.9%), and the United States (11.9%).


Short-term Visitor Arrivals, Australia - January 2018

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

China
111.6
109.3
118.1
-2.0
4.2
New Zealand
113.6
113.7
87.8
-0.2
0.7
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
64.3
63.8
77.1
1.9
5.6
United States
69.9
73.4
70.0
1.9
11.9
South Korea
26.3
25.5
34.3
-1.2
8.8
Japan
37.9
38.5
31.5
1.2
4.5
India
28.2
29.3
23.5
1.2
23.2
Germany
17.7
17.5
19.4
1.1
0.3
Canada
15.4
15.2
18.5
2.8
12.9
Hong Kong
24.2
23.6
15.8
-1.4
10.6

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


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS

In trend terms, short-term resident returns to Australia during January 2018 (888,100 movements) increased 0.1% when compared with December 2017 (887,100 movements). Currently, short-term resident returns are 2.6% higher than in January 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 January 2018. When trend estimates for short-term resident returns for January 2017 and January 2018 were compared, the highest percentage increases were recorded for Vietnam (28.0%), followed by Japan (16.2%), and India (13.8%).The highest percentage decreases were recorded for Indonesia (-10.8%), the United States (-2.0%) and New Zealand (-1.0%).


Short-term Resident Returns, Australia - January 2018

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

New Zealand
117.4
116.2
191.7
0.0
-1.0
United States
89.6
91.3
126.3
0.4
-2.0
Indonesia
90.1
91.4
115.2
-1.9
-10.8
India
32.7
33.5
84.3
0.7
13.8
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
54.7
56.1
77.8
1.4
3.4
Japan
36.5
36.5
73.1
1.6
16.2
China
45.7
46.1
62.6
0.4
5.8
Thailand
50.0
49.1
62.4
0.2
9.6
Vietnam
28.2
27.4
44.1
0.0
28.0
Singapore
35.5
34.8
43.3
0.8
1.5

(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.