3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Apr 2019 Quality Declaration 
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SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS

In trend terms, short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during April 2019 (769,300 movements) decreased by 0.4% when compared with March 2019 (772,100 movements). In April 2019, short-term visitor arrivals were 0.5% higher than in April 2018.

SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS, Australia
Graph: Short-term visitor arrivals, Australia

The following table presents the top ten source countries (based on original estimates) for short-term visitor arrivals during April 2019. When trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals for April 2018 and April 2019 were compared, the highest percentage increases were recorded for Japan (11.8%), followed by the United States of America (6.8%) and New Zealand (3.9%). The highest percentage decreases were recorded for Malaysia (-10.5%), South Korea (-8.6%) and China (-6.1%).


Short-term Visitor Arrivals, Australia - April 2019

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
Mar '19 to Apr '19
Apr '18 to Apr '19
Country of Residence(a)
'000
'000
'000
Trend % change
Trend % change

New Zealand
118.8
117.4
119.2
0.0
3.9
China (excludes SARs & Taiwan)
114.0
109.6
96.2
-1.7
-6.1
United States of America
69.1
67.7
60.8
0.0
6.8
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
60.2
63.4
59.2
0.1
-2.0
Japan
42.4
44.9
32.8
1.7
11.8
Hong Kong
24.9
26.2
31.0
-0.3
-2.5
India
30.4
30.1
30.9
-0.5
3.6
Singapore
36.9
36.3
29.9
-1.1
0.4
Malaysia
29.3
28.7
24.7
-1.2
-10.5
Korea, Republic of (South)
22.4
19.3
16.7
-1.5
-8.6

(a) Top 10 source countries based on original estimates.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS

In trend terms, short-term resident returns to Australia during April 2019 (917,500 movements) decreased by 0.5% when compared with March 2019 (922,400 movements). When compared to April 2018, short-term resident returns remained steady.

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HORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS, Australia
Graph: Short-term resident returns, Australia

The following table presents the top ten destination countries (based on original estimates) for short-term resident returns in April 2019. When trend estimates for short-term resident returns for April 2018 and April 2019 were compared, the highest percentage increases were recorded for India (5.8%), Indonesia (0.5%) and New Zealand (0.3%). The highest percentage decreases were recorded for the United States of America (-6.4%), Vietnam (-5.8%) and Thailand (-4.5%).


Short-term Resident Returns, Australia - April 2019

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
Mar '19 to Apr '19
Apr '18 to Apr '19
Country of Stay(a)
'000
'000
'000
Trend % change
Trend % change

New Zealand
118.7
118.2
129.2
-0.7
0.3
Indonesia
106.9
108.2
108.0
-0.7
0.5
United States of America
86.2
86.7
81.1
-1.0
-6.4
China (excludes SARs & Taiwan)
49.4
49.8
63.5
-1.2
-0.2
Japan
38.8
38.3
58.2
-1.0
-1.4
Thailand
45.5
44.8
53.5
-0.7
-4.5
Singapore
33.3
33.1
38.9
0.2
-4.2
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
54.0
52.7
35.7
-1.5
-3.1
Vietnam
25.7
26.5
32.5
0.1
-5.8
India
33.8
31.2
30.3
-0.8
5.8

(a) Top 10 destination countries based on original estimates.

STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE

The above statistics are based on a sample and are subject to sampling error. Care should be taken when interpreting the impact of numeric and/or percentage change. See paragraphs 10 and 11 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.