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

In trend terms, short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during July 2017 (745,400 movements) increased 0.6% when compared with June 2017 (741,400 movements). Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 7.1% higher than in July 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 July 2017. When trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals for July 2016 and July 2017 were compared, the highest percentage increase was recorded for China (18.0%), followed by India (14.6%), and Hong Kong (13.2%). The highest percentage decreases were recorded for the United Kingdom (-1.0%), Malaysia (-0.6%) and South Korea (-0.6%).



Short-term Visitor Arrivals, Australia - July 2017

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

China
120.5
126.3
149.4
2.5
18.0
New Zealand
113.0
115.1
131.1
0.4
0.1
United States of America
68.3
67.5
59.9
0.7
12.1
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
58.7
56.7
40.3
-1.3
-1.0
Japan
35.8
35.6
37.0
-0.6
3.7
Singapore
37.4
35.9
28.7
-0.4
1.7
Malaysia
33.8
33.6
27.8
-0.2
-0.6
Hong Kong
23.4
22.7
25.6
0.4
13.2
Korea, South
23.6
23.2
20.0
-0.6
-0.6
India
25.7
26.0
19.7
2.0
14.6

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


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS

In trend terms, short-term resident returns from Australia during July 2017 (884,300 movements) increased 0.1% when compared with June 2017 (883,800 movements). Currently, short-term resident returns are 6.5% higher than in July 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 July 2017. When trend estimates for short-term resident returns for July 2016 and July 2017 were compared, the highest percentage increase was recorded for Vietnam (25.6%), followed by China (18.3%), and Italy (16.5%).The only percentage decrease was recorded for Indonesia (-4.7%).


Short-term Resident Returns, Australia - July 2017

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

Indonesia
100.9
101.3
120.7
0.3
-4.7
New Zealand
119.8
114.6
120.6
-0.6
8.2
United States of America
91.2
91.5
108.2
0.5
2.1
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
51.6
50.9
89.1
-1.2
8.3
Thailand
50.3
49.6
60.0
1.4
9.2
Italy
19.6
20.0
43.8
0.2
16.5
China
45.6
45.0
40.5
0.5
18.3
Fiji
28.7
28.6
35.8
-0.2
0.2
Singapore
32.6
31.5
35.1
-0.6
3.0
Vietnam
27.5
25.9
29.6
3.0
25.6

(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 9 and 10 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.