3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Jun 2019 Quality Declaration 
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SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS

In trend terms, short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during June 2019 (793,900 movements) increased by 0.5% when compared with May 2019 (789,600 movements). In June 2019, short-term visitor arrivals were 3.1% higher than in June 2018.


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 June 2019. When trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals for June 2018 and June 2019 were compared, the highest percentage increases were recorded for Indonesia (13.2%), followed by the USA (11.7%) and Japan (10.6%). The highest percentage decreases were recorded for Malaysia (-10.0%), the UK (-1.0%) and China (-0.6%).


Short-term Visitor Arrivals, Australia - June 2019

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
May '19 to Jun '19
Jun '18 to Jun '19
Country of Residence(a)
'000
'000
'000
Trend % change
Trend % change

New Zealand
118.5
117.2
109.9
-0.2
2.5
China(b)
121.6
122.0
80.7
0.8
-0.6
USA
70.4
69.0
62.7
0.2
11.7
Singapore
41.0
43.2
59.0
2.3
10.4
India
32.2
33.5
34.3
1.5
7.6
Indonesia
19.1
17.1
33.0
1.8
13.2
Malaysia
30.7
31.4
31.6
0.9
-10.0
UK(c)
59.6
58.8
28.3
-0.2
-1.0
Japan
42.6
42.0
24.6
0.6
10.6
Hong Kong
27.0
26.8
20.7
1.8
3.1

(a) Top 10 source countries based on original estimates.
(b) Excludes SARs & Taiwan.
(c) Includes the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS

In trend terms, short-term resident returns to Australia during June 2019 (951,900 movements) increased by 0.7% when compared with May 2019 (945,500 movements). In June 2019, short-term resident returns were 2.9% higher than in June 2018.


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HORT-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 June 2019. When trend estimates for short-term resident returns for June 2018 and June 2019 were compared, the highest percentage increases were recorded for Italy (12.5%), Japan (11.9%) and Indonesia (5.3%). The highest percentage decreases were recorded for Singapore (-11.2%), the USA (-3.8%) and Thailand (-1.2%).


Short-term Resident Returns, Australia - June 2019

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
May '19 to Jun '19
Jun '18 to Jun '19
Country of Stay(a)
'000
'000
'000
Trend % change
Trend % change

Indonesia
111.9
113.2
114.3
0.9
5.3
USA
88.8
88.5
86.4
0.3
-3.8
New Zealand
119.4
119.8
80.7
0.1
0.5
UK(b)
56.2
56.6
64.6
0.3
1.3
China (c)
51.8
53.5
49.7
0.7
1.8
Thailand
46.9
45.8
38.9
0.3
-1.2
Japan
43.5
45.1
31.6
2.5
11.9
Italy
23.4
23.6
31.1
2.6
12.5
Singapore
32.3
33.2
28.8
-0.7
-11.2
Fiji
29.1
28.9
28.0
1.2
1.6

(a) Top 10 destination countries based on original estimates.
(b) Includes the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
(c) Excludes SARs & Taiwan.

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.