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September 2014 short-term visitor arrivals

6 November 2014

The latest international arrivals data for the year ending September 2014 released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveal an 8.2 percent rise in short-term visitors to Australia to 6.8 million.

Australia welcomed 517,500 visitor arrivals during the month of September 2014, an increase of 6 per cent compared with September 2013.

There were 4.9 million visitor arrivals to Australia during the nine months to September 2014, an increase of 8.6 per cent relative to the same period of the previous year.

New Zealand topped the international visitor arrivals list for the month of September 2014 with 113,200 kiwis visiting our shores. There were 61,800 visitors from China during the month of September 2014, bringing the total for the nine months to September to 641,000 – an increase of 14.3 per cent relative to the same period of the previous year; while visitor arrivals from the United Kingdom rose 6 per cent for the year ended September 2014.

Leisure arrivals (holiday and VFR) continued to drive international arrivals growth, with an increase of 11.1 per cent over the 12 month period.

View full details of visitor arrivals to Australia for the year ending September 2014.