SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES
Aug '18 to Sep '18
Sep '17 to Sep '18
|Short-term visitor arrivals |
|Seasonally adjusted |
|Short-term resident returns |
|Seasonally adjusted |
|.. not applicable|
SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS
SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA
- Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during September 2018 (780,500 movements) increased 0.3% when compared with August 2018 (778,400 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.5% for July and August 2018. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 4.1% higher than in September 2017.
- Seasonally adjusted estimates: During September 2018, short-term visitor arrivals (773,700 movements) decreased 2.3% when compared with August 2018 (791,600 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.2% for July 2018 and 2.5% for August 2018.
- Original estimates: There were 690,200 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in September 2018.
- Trend estimates: Short-term resident returns during September 2018 (926,000 movements) decreased 0.2% when compared with August 2018 (927,900 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.1% for July 2018 and no change of 0.0% for August 2018. The current trend estimate for returns is 4.8% higher than in September 2017.
- Seasonally adjusted estimates: During September 2018, short-term resident returns (917,600 movements) decreased 2.1% when compared with August 2018 (937,300 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.8% for July 2018 and 1.6% for August 2018.
- Original estimates: There were 974,000 short-term resident returns to Australia in September 2018.
|ISSUE ||Release Date|
|October 2018||17 December 2018|
|November 2018||18 January 2019|
|December 2018||19 February 2019|
|January 2019||15 March 2019|
|February 2019||11 April 2019|
|March 2019||13 May 2019|
|April 2019||12 June 2019|
|May 2019||12 July 2019|
|June 2019||15 August 2019|
|July 2019||11 September 2019|
|August 2019||15 October 2019|
|September 2019||11 November 2019|
In July 2017, the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs introduced changes to the incoming passenger card. The change was to capture the main reason for journey for both residents returning, and visitors arriving in Australia. The ABS has noted changes in the distribution of responses to the question on main reason for journey for short-term visitor arrivals in recent months, notably an increase in the number of persons reporting that the main reason for travel was visiting friends and relatives and a decline in the number of persons reporting the main reason was a holiday. From investigations by Home Affairs changes were made to their process of coding main reason for journey from the new incoming passenger card, and to further assist in improving quality the imputation for main reason for journey was reviewed and improved by the ABS.
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.
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