AUGUST KEY FIGURES
In mid-2017, the ABS undertook a review of Overseas Arrivals and Departures statistics, methodology and processing systems due to the removal of the outgoing passenger card. See NOTES section for details.
Jul '17 to Aug '17
Aug '16 to Aug '17
|Short-term visitor arrivals |
|Seasonally adjusted |
|Short-term resident returns |
|Seasonally adjusted |
|. . not applicable|
AUGUST KEY POINTS
SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA
- Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during August 2017 (756,000 movements) increased 0.8% compared with July 2017 (750,300 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.9% in both June 2017 and July 2017. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 7.9% higher than in August 2016.
- Seasonally adjusted estimates: During August 2017, short-term visitor arrivals (764,700 movements) increased 2.2% compared with July 2017 (748,400 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 0.6% in June 2017 and a monthly increase of 2.4% in July 2017.
- Original estimates: There were 702,800 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in August 2017.
- Trend estimates: Short-term resident returns during August 2017 (878,700 movements) decreased 0.3% compared with July 2017 (881,300 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.0% in June 2017 and a monthly decrease of 0.1% in July 2017. The current trend estimate for returns is 5.3% higher than in August 2016.
- Seasonally adjusted estimates: During August 2017, short-term resident returns (878,500 movements) increased 0.6% compared with July 2017 (873,600 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 2.5% in June 2017 and a monthly increase of 0.1% in July 2017.
- Original estimates: There were 863,100 short-term resident returns to Australia in August 2017.
|ISSUE ||Release Date|
|September 2017||17 November 2017|
|October 2017||14 December 2017|
|November 2017||19 January 2018|
|December 2017||19 February 2018|
|January 2018||15 March 2018|
|February 2018||18 April 2018|
This release contains overseas movement data which should not be interpreted as 'persons'. See paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.
The statistics in this release have been rounded. See paragraph 33 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
In mid-2017, the ABS undertook a review of OAD statistics, methodology and processing systems due to the removal of the outgoing passenger card. The review has resulted in a break in series, necessitating a revised time series for OAD data from July 2007 to June 2017 based on the new methodology. Figures prior to June 2007 may not be strictly comparable to those which follow. For information on the changes, including OAD data that is no longer available see NOTES
of this issue or the Data Quality Issues (Appendix 2) in the left hand side navigation bar under the Explanatory Notes tab.
Prior to July 2017, the focus of this publication was on Short-term Visitor Arrivals and Short-term Resident Departures, with trend and seasonally adjusted data provided for both series. Since July 2017, the focus has shifted to Short-term Visitor Arrivals and Short-term Resident Returns. A full trend and seasonally adjusted series is now available for Short-term Resident Returns (i.e. a residents second leg of journey).
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