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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2

All arrivals – provisional estimates monthly

Provisional statistics on international travel movements of persons arriving in Australia. It is the number of international border crossings rather than the number of people.

Key statistics

All overseas arrivals to Australia in June 2020 (provisional estimates):

• 25,800 estimated trips, 14,100 of these are Australian citizens
• 32.8% increase compared to the previous month and a 98.4% decrease compared to the corresponding month of the previous year
• 10.6% of all arrivals were New Zealand citizens, the largest group apart from Australian citizens returning home
• 8.5% of all arrivals were those arriving on permanent skilled visas.

1.1 All arrivals – Australian Citizens – provisional estimates

1.2 All arrivals – Non-Australian citizens – provisional estimates

All arrivals – by citizenship

The five largest countries of citizenship (excluding Australian) for all arrivals to Australia in June 2020 were:

• New Zealand (2,700), increasing 18.0% compared to the previous month
• India (1,400), increasing 4.6%
• China (1,200), increasing 92.5%
• UK (800), increasing 47.9%
• USA (460), increasing 53.4%.

1.3 All arrivals – Top 10 Countries of citizenship – provisional estimates(a)

Country of citizenship

Jun-19

May-20

Jun-20

May-20
to Jun-20
% change

Jun-19
to Jun 20
% change


New Zealand

           144,970

               2,320

              2,740

18.0%

-98.1%

India

             53,800

               1,310

              1,370

4.6%

-97.5%

China(b)

           107,030

                  620

              1,190

92.5%

-98.9%

UK(c)

             50,640

                  540

                 800

47.9%

-98.4%

USA

             62,000

                  300

                 460

53.4%

-99.3%

Pakistan

               4,300

                  310

                 430

39.9%

-90.0%

South Africa

               5,870

                  170

                 330

98.8%

-94.3%

Philippines

             20,480

                  250

                 290

13.0%

-98.6%

Afghanistan

               1,090

                  220

                 250

13.6%

-76.9%

Nepal

               5,430

                  150

                 250

64.7%

-95.4%


(a) To confidentialise, estimates have been rounded to the nearest 10.
(b) Excludes SARs & Taiwan.
(c) Includes the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

All arrivals – by visa group

The three largest visa groups arriving in Australia in June 2020 were:

• Permanent skilled visas (2,200), increasing 33.9% compared to the previous month
• Temporary other visas (2,100), increasing 120.9%
• Permanent other visas (1,800), increasing 49.5%.

1.4 All arrivals – Visa groups – provisional estimates(a)

Visa Group

Jun-19

May-20

Jun-20

May-20
to Jun-20
% change

Jun-19
to Jun-20
% change


Permanent Family Visas

             23,020

               1,260

              1,540

22.1%

-93.3%

Permanent Other Visas

             52,340

               1,190

              1,780

49.5%

-96.6%

Permanent Skilled Visas

             40,210

               1,640

              2,190

33.9%

-94.6%

Temporary Other Visas

             29,360

                  940

              2,070

120.9%

-92.9%

Temporary Skilled Visas

             19,750

                  190

                 190

-0.5%

-99.1%

Temporary Student Visas

             47,720

                    40

                   60

29.5%

-99.9%

Temporary Visitor Visas

           449,150

                  750

              1,160

53.2%

-99.7%

Temporary Work Visas

             19,000

                    30

                   40

46.2%

-99.8%


(a) To confidentialise, estimates have been rounded to the nearest 10.

All arrivals – by state or territory of clearance

All international travellers must be processed and cleared by Australia’s Border Force via specific seaports or airports around the country. This information provides the state or territory of clearance for each traveller.

For June 2020 when comparing to the previous month, increases were recorded for:

• NT (331.9%)
• Qld (109.9%)
• WA (50.3%)
• ACT (42.3%)
• NSW (19.7%)
• Vic. (7.5%)

Note: Large percentage changes can be observed due to monthly fluctuations of small numbers

1.5 All arrivals – State or Territory of clearance – provisional estimates(a)

State of Clearance

Jun-19

May-20

Jun-20

May-20
to Jun-20
% change

Jun-19
to Jun-20
% change


NSW

609,700

9,750

11,670

19.7%

-98.1%

Vic.

431,390

5,920

6,360

7.5%

-98.5%

Qld

299,070

2,150

4,500

109.9%

-98.5%

SA

41,290

0

290

n.a

-99.3%

WA

164,790

1,170

1,760

50.3%

-98.9%

Tas.

0

0

0

n.a.

NT

13,130

210

890

331.9%

-93.2%

ACT

3,620

210

300

42.3%

-91.8%


(a) To confidentialise, estimates have been rounded to the nearest 10.
n.a The percentage change could not be calculated because the denominator is zero
Note: Large percentage changes can be observed due to monthly fluctuations of small numbers

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