Which country dominates Aussie visitors?

Which country dominates Aussie visitors?

Travellers from New Zealand have topped the latest tally of visitors to Australia.

Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that 33,900 more people visited Australia in July than in the same month last year, and the biggest increase was from New Zealand.

There were 112,300 arrivals from across the ditch in the month – a rise of 11,500, or 11.4%, from July 2014 – accounting for 18.5% of the total number of overseas visitors.

China, which has dominated trends in the past five years, was in second place with 81,600 visitors, a rise of 8,100 or 11.0%.

Travellers from the Asian nation, which has more than doubled its flow of visitors to Australia over the past five years, made up 13.4% of the 607,000 arrivals in July, up from just 8% five years ago.

WHERE VISITORS TO AUSTRALIA CAME FROM IN JULY – TOP 10

  1. New Zealand: 112,300, +11,500 from previous July
  2. China: 81,600, +8,100
  3. United Kingdom: 57,000, +2,100
  4. USA: 47,900, +6,000
  5. Singapore: 31,400, -300
  6. Malaysia: 27,300, -2,900
  7. Japan: 26,700, -2,300
  8. India: 19,300 +3,100
  9. Hong Kong: 19,100, +2,900
  10. South Korea: 17,100 +400

 

The ‘Other’ category totalled 167,300, up 5300, with the total being almost 34,000 higher than the previous period, sitting at an impressive 607,000.

Source: ABS, seasonally adjusted.

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