Visitor arrivals highlights for July 2018
- There were 774,400 visitor arrivals during the month of July, up 3.8 per cent relative to the same period of the previous year.
- There were 9.1 million visitor arrivals for year ending July 2018, an increase of 6% per cent relative to the previous year.
In July 2017, the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs introduced changes to the incoming passenger card. The change was to capture the main reason for journey for both residents returning, and visitors arriving in Australia. The ABS has noted changes in the distribution of responses to the question on main reason for journey for short-term visitor arrivals in recent months, notably an increase in the number of persons reporting that the main reason for travel was visiting friends and relatives and a decline in the number of persons reporting the main reason was a holiday. Investigations by Home Affairs has made changes to the process of coding main reason for journey from the new incoming passenger card, and to further assist in improving quality the imputation for main reason for journey was reviewed and improved by the ABS.
In June 2018, the ABS identified a data quality issue with the country of residence of Bangladesh being high for short-term visitor movements. There was a corresponding decrease for Singapore and Malaysia. This is being investigated further by Home Affairs in collaboration with the ABS. Until the issue is resolved, users should exercise caution when analysing recent statistics for country of residence of Bangladesh, Singapore and Malaysia for short-term visitor arrivals and short-term visitor departures.
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Interactive Arrivals Dashboard
Use the date and country drop-down filters on the interactive dashboard below to view the number of international arrivals who visit Australia on a monthly and year ending basis.
Upcoming release dates
|Wednesday 17 October 2018||Overseas Arrivals and Departures, August 2018|
|Monday 19 November 2018||Overseas Arrivals and Departures, September 2018|
|Monday 17 December 2018||Overseas Arrivals and Departures, October 2018|
|Friday 18 January 2019||Overseas Arrivals and Departures, November 2018|
|Tuesday 19 February 2019||Overseas Arrivals and Departures, December 2018|
|Friday 15 March 2019||Overseas Arrivals and Departures January 2019|
|Thursday 11 April 2019||Overseas Arrivals and Departures February 2019|
|Monday 13 May 2019||Overseas Arrivala and Departures March 2019|