3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, May 2019 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/07/2019   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May '19
Apr '19 to May '19
May '18 to May '19
'000
% change
% change

Short-term visitor arrivals
Trend
789.6
0.6
2.9
Seasonally adjusted
816.6
6.3
..
Original
668.3
..
..
Short-term resident returns
Trend
941.9
0.6
2.2
Seasonally adjusted
974.5
5.8
..
Original
866.3
..
..

.. not applicable



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

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

MAY KEY POINTS

SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during May 2019 (789,600 movements) increased by 0.6% when compared with April 2019 (785,000 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.4% for March 2019 and 0.5% for April 2019. The current trend estimate for arrivals is 2.9% higher than in May 2018.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During May 2019, short-term visitor arrivals (816,600 movements) increased by 6.3% when compared with April 2019 (768,500 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 1.8% for March 2019 and 0.1% for April 2019.
  • Original estimates: There were 668,300 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in May 2019.


SHORT-TERM RESIDENT RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA
  • Trend estimates: Short-term resident returns during May 2019 (941,900 movements) increased by 0.6% when compared with April 2019 (936,700 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.2% for March 2019 and 0.4% for April 2019. When compared to May 2018, the current trend estimate for returns is 2.2% higher.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: During May 2019, short-term resident returns (974,500 movements) increased by 5.8% when compared with April 2019 (920,900 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 1.5% for March 2019 and a monthly decrease of 0.7% for April 2019.
  • Original estimates: There were 866,300 short-term resident returns to Australia in May 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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