3106.0 - Demography News, Aug 2009  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/08/2009   
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The June 2009 issue of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0) was released on 4 August 2009. It includes a Feature Article - International Movements - 2008-09 which provides an analysis of annual short-term visitor arrivals and short-term resident departures. A more detailed examination, based on original estimates, is given on arrivals and departures by age, sex, reason for journey and duration of stay/absence and the top 10 source and destination countries for 2008-09.

Suspension of trend estimates (Short-term Resident Departures) from April 2009

The trend estimates have been suspended from April 2009 for all Short-term Resident Departures series. The trend estimates will be reintroduced when more stability emerges in the underlying behaviour of passenger movements. For more information see the Notes page of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Jun 2009 (cat. no. 3401.0). Appropriate seasonally adjusted estimates will continue to be published as usual. Caution should be used when interpreting recent Short-term Visitor Arrivals trend estimates as they may be affected by unusual economic factors.

Final release of Overseas Arrivals and Departures in .pdf format

The June 2009 issue was the final release of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0) in .pdf format. Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia will continue to be released on a monthly basis as a web only release. The web only release will retain the publication's current textual content (e.g. key figures and points, main features, explanatory notes, etc.) and timeseries spreadsheets (Tables 1 to 12.).