3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Aug 2012 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/10/2012
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AUGUST KEY POINTS
SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES FROM AUSTRALIA
This publication contains overseas movement data which should not be interpreted as 'persons'. See paragraph 5 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.
The statistics in this publication have been rounded to the nearest 100 for short-term movements and to the nearest 10 for permanent and long-term movements. As a result, sums of the components may not add exactly to totals. Analysis featured in this publication is based on unrounded data. Calculations made on rounded data may differ to those published.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
May and June 2012 arrivals and departures data has been revised in this issue. Investigations by the ABS and DIAC uncovered a processing lag in passenger cards, in particular from Australian seaports. While DIAC and the ABS endeavour to ensure the quality and usability of OAD data, there can often be variability in the accuracy of data by seaport each month. This is usually due to a lag in the delivery and processing of passenger cards from various Australian seaports. The ABS advises that OAD data by seaport should be used with caution. The ABS and DIAC will continue to work together to find future improvements in delivery and processing of passenger cards from seaports, For further information see Appendix 2 Data Quality Issues.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Holly Bell on Canberra (02) 6252 6400.
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