International Markets

4 April 2014

Overseas Arrivals and Departures (OAD)

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publishes monthly Overseas Arrivals and Departures information of short-term (under 12 months duration) international visitors to Australia, regardless of age. Overseas arrival data relate to the State of intended stay in Australia while overseas Departure data relate to the State where visitors spent the most time in Australia.

Notes on the OAD data

The ABS rebuilt its OAD data system to improve data quality. To preserve the time series, the ABS revised OAD data back from July 2004 onwards. This change impacted the OAD and the International Visitor Survey time series as international visitor estimates are benchmarked on the OAD data. January 2014 OAD results are the first to be based on the revised OAD methodology.

In February 2018, the ABS identified data quality issues affecting visitor arrivals data extending as far back as July 2017. The ABS has now revised the OAD time series. OAD reports from year ended March 2018 include revised arrivals and departure data from July 2017 onwards. 

Latest OAD

OAD Snapshot April 2019 (PDF 755 kb)

Archived OAD

March 2019 | February 2019  | January 2019 | December 2018 | November 2018 | October 2018 | September 2018 | August 2018 | July 2018 | June 2018 | May 2018April 2018 | March 2018

International Visitor Survey (IVS)

Tourism Research Australia conducts quarterly International Visitor Surveys of departing short-term (under 12 months duration) international visitors aged 15 years and over.

The IVS Snapshot provides the total international visitation to New South Wales. It covers visitor numbers, nights and expenditure as well as country of origin, purpose of visit, demographics, top activities, transport and accommodation statistics.

Notes on the International Visitor Survey (IVS) data

Tourism Research Australia recently advised that there are issues with the passenger arrival cards used in the modelling of IVS data. Hence, IVS results from the year ended March 2018 are preliminary and do not include any data relating to purpose of visit. There are no issues with the survey collection. 

Latest IVS

International Travel to NSW (IVS) Snapshot March 2019 (PDF 521 kb)

International Travel to NSW Time Series March 2019 (PDF 324 kb)

Archived IVS

December 2018 | September 2018 | June 2018March 2018

International market profiles

The international market profiles provide snapshot and time series visitation information from each country market to New South Wales. It also reports on each country market’s purpose of travel, demographics, travel party, places visited, top activities, accommodation and transport used.

 Country Factsheet (PDF files) Time Series (PDF files)
China Canada Canada Factsheet March 2019 Canada Time Series March 2019
China China China Factsheet March 2019 China Time Series March 2019
France France Factsheet March 2019 France Time Series March 2019
Germany Germany Factsheet March 2019 Germany Time Series March 2019
Hong Kong Hong Kong Factsheet March 2019 Hong Kong Time Series March 2019
India India India Factsheet India March 2019 India Time Series March 2019
Indonesia Indonesia Factsheet March 2019 Indonesia Time Series March 2019
Japan Japan Japan Factsheet March 2019 Japan Time Series March 2019
Malaysia Malaysia Factsheet March 2019 Malaysia Time Series March 2019
New Zealand New Zealand NZ Factsheet March 2019 NZ Time Series March 2019
Singapore Singapore Singapore Factsheet March 2019 Singapore Time Series March 2019
South Korea South Korea Factsheet March 2019 South Korea Time Series March 2019
Taiwan Flag Taiwan Taiwan Factsheet March 2019 Taiwan Time Series March 2019
United Kingdom UK UK Factsheet March 2019 UK Time Series March 2019
United States of America USA USA Factsheet March 2019 USA Time Series March 2019

Other information

International Market Factsheets
International Market Segments