3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Oct 2019 Quality Declaration 
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Key statistics

Overseas arrivals and departures statistics are international travel movements of persons arriving in, and departing from Australia with a focus on short term trips (less than 1 year). It is the number of international border crossings rather than the number of people.

October 2019 trend estimates for short-term trips:

  • Overseas visitor arrivals to Australia increased 0.3% since the previous month to 800,800 trips
  • Australian resident returns from overseas increased 0.5% since the previous month to 957,700 trips.

1.1 Visitor arrivals - short-term trips

Graph: Visitor arrivals - Short term trips

1.2 Resident returns - short-term trips

Graph: Resident returns - short-term trips

1.3 Monthly and annual change
Oct '19
Sep '19 to Oct '19
Oct '18 to Oct '19
'000
% change
% change

Visitor arrivals — short-term trips
Trend
800.8
0.3
3.1
Seasonally adjusted
790.2
-0.2
..
Original
774.0
..
..
Resident returns — short-term trips
Trend
957.7
0.5
2.6
Seasonally adjusted
943.9
-0.4
..
Original
1146.0
..
..

.. not applicable