3401.0.55.001 - Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia, Mar 2008  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/04/2008   
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ISSUE Release Date
April 2008 16 May 2008
May 2008 18 June 2008
June 2008 16 July 2008
July 2008 18 August 2008
August 2008 16 September 2008
September 2008 17 October 2008


For the reference month, the estimates presented in this publication provide an early indication of short-term visitor arrival movements prior to final data becoming available. Monthly data prior to the reference month are final estimates. The ABS encourages users of these data to refer to the ABS monthly publication, Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0) for final ABS estimates of short-term visitor arrivals for the reference period. Final estimates for March 2008 will be released on 6 May 2008.

This publication contains movement data. Care should be taken when interpreting this movement data as 'people'. See Explanatory Note 6.

Calculations of percentage and numeric change as shown in the Main Features of this publication are based on unrounded data. See Explanatory Note 10.

Original estimates are influenced by seasonal and one-off or irregular factors which may distort interpretations of the underlying growth in the series. Therefore, the ABS encourages the use of the trend estimates for time series analysis. See the Demography Working Paper 2004/2 - Interpretation and Use of Overseas Arrivals and Departures Estimates (cat. no. 3106.0.55.002).

Trend and seasonally adjusted estimates are subject to revision, particularly at the current end of the series, due to additional original information becoming available. See Explanatory Notes 14 to 19.


Data for months earlier than those presented in this table are available as time series spreadsheets from the Details tab of this publication.


There are no changes in this issue.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Caroline Henry on Canberra (02) 6252 6762.