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Overseas Arrivals and Departures Statistics


Overseas Arrivals and Departures (OAD) data refers to the arrival and departure of Australian residents or overseas visitors, through Australian airports and sea ports, which have been recorded on incoming or outgoing passenger cards. OAD data describes the number of movements of travellers rather than the number of travellers. That is, multiple movements of individual persons during a given reference period are all counted.

OAD data will differ from data derived from other sources, such as Migration Program Outcomes, Settlement Database or Visa Grant information.

Travellers granted a visa in one year may not arrive until the following year, or may not travel to Australia at all. Some visas permit multiple entries to Australia, so travellers may enter Australia more than once on a visa.

Settler Arrivals includes New Zealand citizens and other non-program settlers not included on the Settlement Database. The database includes onshore processed grants not included in Settler Arrivals.

Definitions used in tables

The following terms are used in the Overseas Arrivals and Departures and Temporary Entrants tables.
See: Definitions

Total movements tables

Total Arrivals and Departures by State/Territory and Category of Traveller ‑ Financial Year 2012‑13
Total Arrivals: Country of Birth by Category of Traveller ‑ Financial Year 2012‑13
Total Departures: Country of Birth by Category of Traveller ‑ Financial Year 2012‑13

Settler arrivals tables

Settler Arrivals: Selected Countries of Birth by Migration Stream – Financial Year 2012-13
Settler Arrivals: Five Year Age Groups by Gender – Financial Year 2012-13
Settler Arrivals: Major ANZSCO Groups by State of Intended Residence – Financial Year 2012-13
Settler Arrivals: Birthplace and state/territory of intended residence - Financial Year 2012-13
Settler Arrivals: By gender, age group and state/territory of intended residence – Financial Year 2012-13

Visitor arrivals table

Visitor Arrivals (Temporary Entrants) ‑ Short and Long Term Visitor Arrivals: Selected Countries of Birth by Main Visa Category – Financial Year 2012‑13

Permanent departures tables

Permanent Departures Overseas Born by Selected Country of Birth by Length of Stay – Financial Year 2012‑13
Permanent Departures Five Year Age Group and Gender – Financial Year 2012‑13
Permanent Departures by Major ANZSCO Group and State of Residence – Financial Year 2012‑13

Permanent additions tables

Permanent Additions to Australia's population by migration eligibility category, whether visa granted onshore or arriving from offshore and by state/territory of intended residence – Financial Year 2012-13
Permanent additions to Australia's population by country of birth and state/territory of intended residence – Financial Year 2012-13

Additional information collected in the OAD data

  • Nationality/Citizenship
  • Country of Birth
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Occupation
  • Type of movement
  • Length of intended stay
  • Length of actual stay/residence
  • Reasons for journey
  • Country of residence
  • Country of future residence
  • Country where spent most time
  • State of intended stay
  • Country of disembarkation
  • Type of visa.