The ABS yesterday released provisional short-term arrivals and departures data for September, which remains near zero:
All overseas arrivals to Australia in September 2020 (provisional estimates):
- 16,700 estimated trips, 8,900 of these are Australian citizens
- 8.3% increase compared to the previous month and a 99.0% decrease compared to the corresponding month of the previous year
- 7.2% of all arrivals were New Zealand citizens, the largest group apart from Australian citizens returning home
- 10.3% of all arrivals were those arriving on temporary other visas.
Arrival numbers crashed across all source nations:
Across all visa groups:
And across all states & territories:
Departures have also collapsed:
- 49,800 estimated trips, 11,700 of these are Australian citizens
- 18.2% decrease compared to the previous month and a 97.2% decrease compared to the corresponding month of the previous year
- 18.2% of all departures were Chinese citizens
- 19.7% of all departures were those leaving on temporary other visas.
No wonder the airline industry is dying.
Finally, international student arrivals continue to collapse, with annual departures down 50% (-312,420) from their January 2020 peak:
Expect the edu-migration industry to ramp up their lobbying to open Australia’s international border to the virus.
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