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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 18,800 international visitors to Bankstown City. Average length stay for international visitors was 34.6 days, higher than the average for Greater Sydney.

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
Bankstown City - 2008/09 to 2015/16Bankstown CityGreater SydneyBankstown City as a % of Greater Sydney
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average18,800645,395--34.63,276,17164,769,545--19.80.61.0
2015/1623,341731,466+11.431.33,818,47474,341,837+8.619.50.61.0
2014/1517,445656,797-9.737.63,427,57368,430,511+7.020.00.51.0
2013/1420,784726,912+39.335.03,246,94963,927,111+5.919.70.61.1
2012/1314,251521,716-11.636.63,043,60760,354,917+6.319.80.50.9
2011/1218,177590,083-20.132.52,844,25356,790,464+0.720.00.61.0
2010/1116,848738,445+84.243.82,888,08756,384,853+8.319.50.61.3
2009/1013,638400,985-21.329.42,844,27352,066,8630.018.30.50.8
2008/0916,574509,516--30.72,817,75452,071,811--18.50.61.0

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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, Bankstown City: 23,341 people 2014/15, Bankstown City: 17,445 people 2013/14, Bankstown City: 20,784 people 2012/13, Bankstown City: 14,251 people 2011/12, Bankstown City: 18,177 people 2010/11, Bankstown City: 16,848 people 2009/10, Bankstown City: 13,638 people 2008/09, Bankstown City: 16,574 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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