3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Mar 2019 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/05/2019   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar '19
Feb '19 to Mar '19
Mar '18 to Mar '19
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
777.9
0.0
2.2
Seasonally adjusted
770.9
-1.5
..
Original
836.3
..
..
Short-term resident returns
Trend
926.5
-0.3
2.0
Seasonally adjusted
925.6
1.5
..
Original
753.5
..
..

.. not applicable



Visitor arrivals, Short-term
Graph: Visitor arrials, Short-term

Resident returns, Short-term
Graph: Resident returns, Short-term

MARCH KEY POINTS

SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during March 2019 (777,900 movements) saw a negligible increase (0.0%) when compared with February 2019 (777,600 movements). This followed two consecutive months where short-term visitor arrivals held steady. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 2.2% higher than in March 2018.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During March 2019, short-term visitor arrivals (770,900 movements) decreased by 1.5% when compared with February 2019 (782,900 movements). This followed a monthly decrease of 0.2% for January 2019 and an increase of 0.6% for February 2019.
  • Original estimates: There were 836,300 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in March 2019.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident returns during March 2019 (926,500 movements) decreased by 0.3% when compared with February 2019 (929,000 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.3% for both January and February 2019. The current trend estimate for returns is 2% higher than in March 2018.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During March 2019, short-term resident returns (925,600 movements) increased by 1.5% when compared with February 2019 (911,800 movements). No monthly change was observed for January 2019, whilst a 3.1% decrease was observed for February 2019.
  • Original estimates: There were 753,500 short-term resident returns to Australia in March 2019.


NOTES



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DATA NOTES

This release contains overseas movement data which should not be interpreted as 'persons'. See paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.

The statistics in this release have been rounded. See paragraph 33 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.


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