3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Jun 2009
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/08/2009
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JUNE KEY POINTS
SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS
SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES
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.
SUSPENSION OF TREND ESTIMATES (SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES)
The trend series attempts to measure the underlying behaviour in passenger movements. In the short term, this measurement may be significantly affected by unusual influences in the original and seasonally adjusted data, like those observed in April, May and June 2009 for Short-term Resident Departures. If the trend estimates in the publication were to be calculated without fully accounting for these unusual influences, they would be likely to provide a misleading view of the underlying trend in activity.
Further, if passenger movements in subsequent months are influenced by these unusual influences, it may be some time before the underlying behaviour of the series can be reliably estimated. The trend estimates have therefore been suspended from April 2009 for all Short-term Resident Departures series. The trend estimates will be reintroduced when more stability emerges in the underlying behaviour of passenger movements.
Appropriate seasonally adjusted estimates can be produced and will continue to be published as usual.
Also, caution should be used when interpreting recent Short-term Visitor Arrivals trend estimates as they may be affected by unusual economic factors. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraph 23 of the Explanatory Notes.
FINAL RELEASE (.PDF FORMAT)
This issue, June 2009, is the final release of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0) in .pdf format. Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia will continue to be released on a monthly basis as a web only release. The web only release will retain the publication's current textual content (e.g. key figures and points, main features, explanatory notes, etc.) and timeseries spreadsheets (Tables 1 to 12 in this month's .pdf).
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Anne Ward on Canberra (02) 6252 6871.
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