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Tourism visitor summary

For 2015/16, there were 809,714 international visitors nights in the Canberra Region, accounting for 6.7% of the total visitor nights.

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

Visitor nights - Numbers
Canberra Region - 2008/09 to 2015/16Canberra RegionRegional NSW
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2015/16809,7148,672,4252,589,74712,230,47062,660,43729,933,829
2014/15925,2588,505,6622,701,76211,022,49358,186,38428,596,073
2013/14688,2788,950,0962,357,49511,171,18257,225,59726,412,027
2012/13685,2548,685,4572,587,5089,708,48457,594,02927,436,302
2011/12730,1328,217,7152,924,0749,783,27355,695,48429,211,034
2010/11575,5587,600,7222,497,6309,748,12155,527,90026,772,770
2009/10488,9917,441,5582,155,8488,799,48453,284,25127,078,394
2008/09471,3977,889,7992,328,7818,537,78352,478,81924,796,836

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.

Note: "--" represents unavailable data or data that has been suppressed due to a sample size of 40 or less.

Visitor nights - Percentage
Canberra Region - 2008/09 to 2015/16Canberra RegionRegional NSW
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2015/166.771.821.511.759.828.6
2014/157.670.122.311.359.529.2
2013/145.774.619.711.860.427.9
2012/135.772.621.610.260.829.0
2011/126.269.224.610.358.830.8
2010/115.471.223.410.660.329.1
2009/104.873.821.49.959.830.4
2008/094.473.821.89.961.228.9

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.

Note: "--" represents unavailable data or data that has been suppressed due to a sample size of 40 or less.

Breakup of visitor nights, 2015/16
Breakup of visitor nights, 2015/16 Canberra Region, Domestic Daytrips: 21.5% Canberra Region, Domestic Visitor Nights: 71.8% Canberra Region, International Visitor Nights: 6.7% Regional NSW, Domestic Daytrips: 28.6% Regional NSW, Domestic Visitor Nights: 59.8% Regional NSW, International Visitor Nights: 11.7%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,589,747 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 8,672,425 nights International Visitor Nights: 809,714 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,701,762 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 8,505,662 nights International Visitor Nights: 925,258 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,357,495 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 8,950,096 nights International Visitor Nights: 688,278 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,587,508 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 8,685,457 nights International Visitor Nights: 685,254 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,924,074 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 8,217,715 nights International Visitor Nights: 730,132 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,497,630 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 7,600,722 nights International Visitor Nights: 575,558 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,155,848 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 7,441,558 nights International Visitor Nights: 488,991 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,328,781 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 7,889,799 nights International Visitor Nights: 471,397 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.
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