OVERSEAS ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES
Associated with the introduction of new passenger card processing arrangements from August 2000, there have been major delays in the provision of final overseas arrivals and departure data by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) .
Because of the use of overseas arrivals and departures data in population estimates which affects State and Territory Government funding, DIMIA has given priority to processing passenger cards for July 2001 and subsequent months before finalising processing of earlier months - August 2000 through to June 2001. ABS has now received data for July to December 2002 which are being processed and analysed. An announcement regarding release of these data will be made on 11 April 2002 on the Demography Theme page on the ABS web site, and in future issues of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (ABS Cat. No.3401.0).
Because of the delays, Migration, Australia 2000-01 (Cat. no. 3412.0) has been withdrawn from publication. It is proposed to include 2000-01 data in appropriate supplementary tables in the 2001-02 issue of this publication.
Revised preliminary estimates of Net Overseas Migration for September and December Quarters 2001 will be included in the December Quarter 2001 issue of Australian Demographic Statistics (Cat. no. 3101.0) schedule for release on 6 June 2001.