Visitor arrivals and resident returns, reason for journey and intended length of stay
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This release contains statistics on the travel movements of persons arriving in, and returning to, Australia.

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For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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Monthly

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Administrative information on persons arriving in, or departing from, Australia is collected via various processing systems, passport documents, visa information, and incoming passenger cards. This data is supplied by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (HA). For further information please refer to the Explanatory Notes under the Explanatory Notes tab

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Monthly

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Monthly data available. Time series available from January 1976 onwards. For further information on OAD statistics, pleased refer to the Explanatory Notes tab.

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Movements

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Additional variables for overseas arrivals and departures data is available on request. For further information please refer to Explanatory Note 35 under the Explanatory Notes tab.

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For information on imputations used within the Overseas Arrivals and Departures system, please refer to the Data Quality Issues appendix under the Explanatory Notes tab linked below.

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On-line

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For information on seasonal adjustment and trend estimates, please refer to Explanatory notes 19 to 30 under the Explanatory Notes tab linked below.

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OAD statistics are derived from a combination of full enumeration and sampling. All departures are fully enumerated. All permanent arrivals and all arrivals with a duration of one year or more (long-term arrivals) are also fully enumerated. However, all arrivals with a duration of less than one year (short-term arrivals) are sampled. For further information please refer Explanatory Note 10 and 11 under the Explanatory Notes tab.

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The monthly Overseas Arrivals and Departures (OAD) publication contains statistics on the travel movements of persons arriving in and returning to Australia. The focus of this publication is to provide information and analysis of short-term movements (i.e. less than one year), in particular short-term visitor arrivals (STVA) and short-term resident returns (STRR). Statistics on permanent and long-term movements (i.e. one year or more) are also available, however, permanent and long-term movements in this publication are not an appropriate source for migration statistics. For information on Net Overseas Migration (NOM) refer to Migration, Australia (cat. no. 3412.0) and for quarterly NOM data Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0).

Visitor arrivals and resident returns, reason for journey and intended length of stayAbstract

This release contains statistics on the travel movements of persons arriving in, and returning to, Australia.

Contact person/organisation

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

Data source(s) used

Administrative information on persons arriving in, or departing from, Australia is collected via various processing systems, passport documents, visa information, and incoming passenger cards. This data is supplied by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (HA). For further information please refer to the Explanatory Notes under the Explanatory Notes tab

Explanatory Noteshttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/exnote/3401.0
Source Periodicity

Monthly

Source metadata

For further information please refer to the Explanatory Notes under the Explanatory Notes tab.

Explanatory Noteshttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/exnote/3401.0
Unit of measure used

Movements

Variables collected

Additional variables for overseas arrivals and departures data is available on request. For further information please refer to Explanatory Note 35 under the Explanatory Notes tab.

Explanatory Noteshttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/exnote/3401.0
Periodicity

Monthly

Reference period

Monthly data available. Time series available from January 1976 onwards. For further information on OAD statistics, pleased refer to the Explanatory Notes tab.

Explanatory Noteshttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/exnote/3401.0
Link to Release calendar

For release of monthly OAD data refer to Forthcoming Issues in the Key Figures page of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0).

Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australiahttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3401.0/
Statistical population

Overseas arrivals and departures statistics relate to all recorded movements of travellers who cross Australia's international border. For further information please refer Explanatory Note 7 to 9 under the Explanatory Notes tab.

Explanatory Noteshttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/exnote/3401.0
Geographic coverage

This dataset contains data presented at Australia level only.

Population coverage

All international travellers who cross Australia's international border. The statistics exclude the movements of operational air and ships' crew, of transit passengers who pass through Australia but are not cleared for entry (including some defence force personnel), and of passengers on pleasure cruises commencing and finishing in Australia. These statistics also exclude undocumented arrivals or departures. For further information please refer Explanatory Note 7 to 9 under the Explanatory Notes tab.

Explanatory Noteshttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/exnote/3401.0
Classification(s) used

For country of stay / residence, the Standard Australian Classification of Countries, 2011, Version 2.3 (SACC) is used. For more information and codes see the Country Classification spreadsheet in the 'Downloads' tab of this publication online, or refer to the link below.

Standard_Australian_Classification_of_Countrieshttp://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/allprimarymainfeatures/F63BD8670E4CF23CCA257FDC0011DB93?opendocument
Imputation

For information on imputations used within the Overseas Arrivals and Departures system, please refer to the Data Quality Issues appendix under the Explanatory Notes tab linked below.

Appendixhttp://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/3401.0Appendix2Feb%202017?opendocument&tabname=Notes&prodno=3401.0&issue=Feb%202017&num=&view=
Validation

For information on the ABS Institutional Environment, see below.

ABS_Institutional_Environmenthttp://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/d3310114.nsf/4a256353001af3ed4b2562bb00121564/10ca14cb967e5b83ca2573ae00197b65!OpenDocument
Weights

OAD statistics are derived from a combination of full enumeration and sampling. All departures are fully enumerated. All permanent arrivals and all arrivals with a duration of one year or more (long-term arrivals) are also fully enumerated. However, all arrivals with a duration of less than one year (short-term arrivals) are sampled. For further information please refer Explanatory Note 10 and 11 under the Explanatory Notes tab.

Explanatory Noteshttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/exnote/3401.0
Seasonal adjustment

For information on seasonal adjustment and trend estimates, please refer to Explanatory notes 19 to 30 under the Explanatory Notes tab linked below.

Explanatory Noteshttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/exnote/3401.0
Dissemination format(s)

On-line

Recommended uses and limitations

The monthly Overseas Arrivals and Departures (OAD) publication contains statistics on the travel movements of persons arriving in and returning to Australia. The focus of this publication is to provide information and analysis of short-term movements (i.e. less than one year), in particular short-term visitor arrivals (STVA) and short-term resident returns (STRR). Statistics on permanent and long-term movements (i.e. one year or more) are also available, however, permanent and long-term movements in this publication are not an appropriate source for migration statistics. For information on Net Overseas Migration (NOM) refer to Migration, Australia (cat. no. 3412.0) and for quarterly NOM data Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0).

Quality comments

Please refer to the Quality Declaration under the Explanatory Notes tab linked below.

Quality_Declarationhttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/3401.0Quality+Declaration0Oct%202017