FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES
Jan '18 to Feb '18
Feb '17 to Feb '18
|Short-term visitor arrivals |
|Seasonally adjusted |
|Short-term resident returns |
|Seasonally adjusted |
|. . not applicable|
FEBRUARY KEY POINTS
SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA
- Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during February 2018 (752,700 movements) remained steady at 0.0% when compared with January 2018 (752,600 movements). This followed two months of no change in December 2017 and January 2018. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 4.8% higher than in February 2017.
- Seasonally adjusted estimates: During February 2018, short-term visitor arrivals (751,400 movements) decreased 1.2% compared with January 2018 (760,300 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 1.8% in December 2017 and an increase of 2.5% in January 2018.
- Original estimates: There were 914,500 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in February 2018.
- Trend estimates: Short-term resident returns during February 2018 (883,300 movements) decreased 0.1% compared with January 2018 (884,400 movements). This followed a month of no change in December 2017 and a decrease of 0.1% in January 2018. The current trend estimate for returns is 1.1% higher than in February 2017.
- Seasonally adjusted estimates: During February 2018, short-term resident returns (872,000 movements) decreased 2.3% compared with January 2018 (892,800 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 2.1% in December 2017 and a monthly increase of 2.3% in January 2018.
- Original estimates: There were 709,000 short-term resident returns to Australia in February 2018.
|ISSUE ||Release Date|
|March 2018||15 May 2018|
|April 2018||18 June 2018|
|May 2018||16 July 2018|
|June 2018||20 August 2018|
|July 2018||17 September 2018|
|August 2018||17 October 2018|
|September 2018||19 November 2018|
|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|
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.
Investigations by the ABS and the Department of Home Affairs identified quality issues with the capture and coding of state or territory of stay/residence from incoming passenger cards from July 2017 onwards. A resolution to these issues is in the process of being implemented. This will soon be completed and the revised OAD data from July 2017 to February 2018 will be released with the March issue of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0) scheduled for release on 15 May.
For further information, see the Data Quality Issues (Appendix) on the left hand side under the Explanatory Notes tab.
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