Short-Term Visitor Movements

THE number of overseas visitors arriving in Australia levelled off in late 2003 and early 2004.But the number of Australian residents making short-term visits abroad continues to grow strongly, reaching successive monthly record levels in November, December and January.

 The seasonally adjusted number of short-term visitor arrivals in Australia decreased by 10,100 (2.3 per cent) to 428,600 over the month to January 2003, to stand 3.5 per cent higher than in January 2003.

Seasonally adjusted short-term departures of Australian residents from Australia rose by 3,500 (1.0 per cent) to 342,000 between December and January, the eighth successive monthly increase. In the year to January 2004, visitor departures increased by 19.3 per cent.

Source: ABS Cat. 3401.0



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