3106.0 - Demography News, Mar 2001  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/03/2001   
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Final overseas arrival and departure data for August 2000 onwards are not expected to be published in
Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (ABS Cat. no. 3401.0) before August 2001. Preliminary estimates of short-term arrivals will continue to be published monthly in this publication.

Data from passenger cards completed by persons arriving in or departing from Australia, together with other information available to Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA), serve as a source for statistics on overseas arrivals and departures. DIMA is currently automating the processing of passenger cards and ABS has yet to receive relevant data.

    As a consequence of the lack of this data, estimates of national, State and Territory resident populations at 30 September 2000 were not published in Australian Demographic Statistics, September Quarter 2000 (ABS Cat. no. 3101.0) released on 22 March.

    Special arrangements will be put in place to enable State population estimates at 31 December 2000 to be determined before 10 June 2001, a requirement for financial allocation purposes. Further information is contained in Demography Working Paper 2001/1 - Estimating July to December 2000 Net Overseas Migration available on this web site.