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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 9,537 international visitors to the Armidale Regional Council. Average length stay for international visitors was 21.0 days, higher than the average for New South Wales.

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
Armidale Regional Council - 2008/09 to 2015/16Armidale Regional CouncilNew South WalesArmidale Regional Council as a % of New South Wales
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average9,537203,503--21.04,127,44375,552,726--18.30.20.3
2015/167,737181,097+39.523.44,749,13786,572,307+9.018.20.20.2
2014/158,241129,793-52.215.74,328,40879,453,005+5.818.40.20.2
2013/1410,366271,595-6.526.24,090,93375,098,293+7.218.40.30.4
2012/1312,161290,410+100.823.93,844,65670,063,401+5.218.20.30.4
2011/129,178144,622-35.715.83,624,08266,573,737+0.718.40.30.2
2010/119,435224,742-1.223.83,793,32566,132,974+8.717.40.30.3
2009/1010,495227,364+92.021.73,737,83960,866,347+0.416.30.30.4
2008/0912,496118,409--9.53,706,21760,609,594--16.40.30.2

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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, Armidale Regional Council: 7,737 people 2014/15, Armidale Regional Council: 8,241 people 2013/14, Armidale Regional Council: 10,366 people 2012/13, Armidale Regional Council: 12,161 people 2011/12, Armidale Regional Council: 9,178 people 2010/11, Armidale Regional Council: 9,435 people 2009/10, Armidale Regional Council: 10,495 people 2008/09, Armidale Regional Council: 12,496 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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