International Visitors in Australia: December 2013 quarterly results of the International Visitor Survey
This report contains results from the International Visitor Survey for the December quarter 2013.
In March 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) released revised estimates (covering the period from July 2004 to December 2013) for international visitor arrivals and departures in its Overseas Arrivals and Departures (OAD) publication.
The changes reflect major revisions to the methodology for imputation of missing traveller data. This led to substantial downward revisions for business travel, and for arrivals from the Middle East, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand. For more information, please refer to the ABS website,www.abs.gov.au.
This release of the IVS incorporates these changes to visitor arrival statistics from the March quarter 2005. TRA advise that there is now a break in series for the IVS statistics from the March quarter 2005, and that previous editions of the IVS should be used with caution.