ABS Arrivals

3401.0 – Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Mar 2016

SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS

In trend terms, short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during March 2016 (658,900 movements) increased 0.3% when compared with February 2016 (656,700 movements). Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 8.7% higher than in March 2015.

SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS, Australia
Graph: short-term visitor arrivals, last ten years, Australia

The following table presents the top ten source countries (based on original estimates) for short-term visitor arrivals during March 2016. When trend estimates for short-term visitor arrivals for March 2015 and March 2016 were compared, the highest percentage increase was recorded for South Korea (30.2%), followed by Japan (26.0%), and China (20.5%).


Short-term Visitor Arrivals, Australia – March 2016

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original
Feb ’16 to Mar ’16
Mar ’15 to Mar ’16
Country of Residence(a)
‘000
‘000
‘000
Trend % change
Trend % change

New Zealand
106.7
104.2
104.9
-1.0
-1.5
China
96.7
99.1
101.6
-0.4
20.5
UK, CIs & IOM(b)
59.4
59.3
87.7
0.3
4.1
United States of America
56.3
56.6
72.0
0.5
15.6
Japan
33.7
33.9
43.8
2.3
26.0
Singapore
34.6
36.0
37.2
0.3
10.3
Malaysia
29.4
30.6
30.8
0.4
8.9
Hong Kong
20.1
20.8
29.8
0.8
14.8
Korea, South
24.0
24.0
24.7
2.0
30.2
India
19.7
20.1
23.5
0.8
0.0

(a) Top 10 source countries based on original estimates.
(b) United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Additional commentary at Conus: International Arrivals continue to grow strongly

 

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