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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 78,001 international visitors to the Canberra Region. Average length stay for international visitors was 9.9 days, lower than the average for Regional NSW.

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
Canberra Region - 2008/09 to 2015/16Canberra RegionRegional NSWCanberra Region as a % of Regional NSW
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average78,001767,726--9.9851,27110,783,180--12.79.27.1
2015/1688,908809,713-12.59.1930,66312,230,469+11.013.19.66.6
2014/1575,548925,258+34.412.2900,83511,022,493-1.312.28.48.4
2013/1477,624688,277+0.48.9843,98311,171,182+15.113.29.26.2
2012/1373,117685,253-6.29.4801,0489,708,484-0.812.19.17.1
2011/1274,810730,131+26.99.8779,8299,783,273+0.412.59.67.5
2010/1187,581575,557+17.76.6905,2389,748,120+10.810.89.75.9
2009/1080,224488,991+3.76.1893,5668,799,483+3.19.89.05.6
2008/0976,558471,396--6.2888,4638,537,783--9.68.65.5

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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, Canberra Region: 88,908 people 2014/15, Canberra Region: 75,548 people 2013/14, Canberra Region: 77,624 people 2012/13, Canberra Region: 73,117 people 2011/12, Canberra Region: 74,810 people 2010/11, Canberra Region: 87,581 people 2009/10, Canberra Region: 80,224 people 2008/09, Canberra Region: 76,558 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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