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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 272,039 international visitors to the City of Adelaide. Average length stay for international visitors was 16.1 days, lower than the average for Greater Adelaide.

Tourism is an important part of the economy. Tourism Research Australia (TRA) run annual visitor surveys to measure the size and composition of the tourism market in each area, and this data is presented here. Tourism may include overseas visitors in the country for a holiday, business or education, Australian visitors staying overnight, or local day trippers visiting the area. These different types of tourists will utilize different services within the economy, so understanding the different tourism markets is important for Local Government and businesses.

Tourism Research Australia – Survey data

International visitors
City of Adelaide - 2008/09 to 2015/16City of AdelaideGreater AdelaideCity of Adelaide as a % of Greater Adelaide
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average272,0394,347,169--16.1364,4268,050,324--22.274.654.0
2015/16309,9884,272,296+1.113.8405,3638,153,403+7.420.176.552.4
2014/15282,2334,224,264+4.415.0374,4927,590,105-6.220.375.455.7
2013/14276,1744,046,340-20.214.7380,7618,095,149-7.021.372.550.0
2012/13260,7515,068,393+22.919.4344,9348,707,704+13.025.275.658.2
2011/12231,0504,124,555+18.617.9316,5807,705,261+0.624.373.053.5
2010/11268,2953,476,829-9.713.0365,6967,657,279+7.620.973.445.4
2009/10271,6223,850,019+10.014.2357,4217,115,498+15.719.976.054.1
2008/09256,2783,499,282--13.7334,1576,149,619--18.476.756.9

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.

Note: "--" represents unavailable data or data that has been suppressed due to a sample size of 40 or less. Suppressed figures are still used in the 5 year average calculations.

International visitors
International visitors 2015/16, City of Adelaide: 309,988 people 2014/15, City of Adelaide: 282,233 people 2013/14, City of Adelaide: 276,174 people 2012/13, City of Adelaide: 260,751 people 2011/12, City of Adelaide: 231,050 people 2010/11, City of Adelaide: 268,295 people 2009/10, City of Adelaide: 271,622 people 2008/09, City of Adelaide: 256,278 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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