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 December 2019 (PDF 775 kb)

Archived OAD

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

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

International visitor statistics are sourced from TRA’s IVS. Recent changes to Overseas arrivals data has led TRA to revise IVS estimates in the December 2018 data release. The revisions focus on purpose-of-visit estimates, with minimal change to visitor, nights and spend estimates.

Care should be taken when comparing current IVS data with previously published data.

Latest IVS

International Travel to NSW (IVS) Factsheet September 2019 (PDF 655 kb)

International Travel to NSW Time Series September 2019 (PDF 322 kb)

Archived IVS

June 2019 | March 2019 | December 2018 | September 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 September 2019 Canada Time Series September 2019
China China China Factsheet September 2019 China Time Series September 2019
France France Factsheet September 2019 France Time Series September 2019
Germany Germany Factsheet September 2019 Germany Time Series September 2019
Hong Kong Hong Kong Factsheet September 2019 Hong Kong Time Series September 2019
India India India Factsheet September 2019 India Time Series September 2019
Indonesia Indonesia Factsheet September 2019 Indonesia Time Series September 2019
Japan Japan Japan Factsheet September 2019 Japan Time Series September 2019
Malaysia Malaysia Factsheet September 2019 Malaysia Time Series September 2019
New Zealand New Zealand NZ Factsheet September 2019 NZ Time Series September 2019
Singapore Singapore Singapore Factsheet September 2019 Singapore Time Series September 2019
South Korea South Korea Factsheet September 2019 South Korea Time Series September 2019
Taiwan Flag Taiwan Taiwan Factsheet September 2019 Taiwan Time Series September 2019
United Kingdom UK UK Factsheet September 2019 UK Time Series September 2019
United States of America USA USA Factsheet September 2019 USA Time Series September 2019

Other information

International Market Factsheets
International Market Segments