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Tourism visitor summary

For 2015/16, there were 810,697 international visitors nights in the Central Coast Council area, accounting for 10.3% 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
Central Coast Council area - 2008/09 to 2015/16Central Coast Council areaNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2015/16810,6973,574,1173,466,13486,575,19391,739,47257,054,753
2014/15693,8413,884,6153,114,74079,453,00688,586,13352,053,725
2013/14645,6513,679,5693,245,11075,098,29385,878,65252,528,518
2012/13461,8814,102,1693,652,12470,063,40283,735,57451,344,671
2011/12665,0173,339,9753,179,26866,573,73882,316,35853,656,342
2010/11589,2703,761,5743,152,36166,132,97482,465,66550,103,881
2009/10586,4783,125,1973,188,64460,866,34877,080,94849,654,714
2008/09516,0953,294,3222,707,69560,609,59476,942,34844,789,704

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.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
Central Coast Council area - 2008/09 to 2015/16Central Coast Council areaNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2015/1610.345.544.136.839.024.2
2014/159.050.540.536.140.223.7
2013/148.548.642.935.240.224.6
2012/135.649.944.534.240.825.0
2011/129.346.544.332.940.626.5
2010/117.950.142.033.341.525.2
2009/108.545.346.232.441.126.5
2008/097.950.541.533.242.224.6

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.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 Central Coast Council area, Domestic Daytrips: 44.1% Central Coast Council area, Domestic Visitor Nights: 45.5% Central Coast Council area, International Visitor Nights: 10.3% New South Wales, Domestic Daytrips: 24.2% New South Wales, Domestic Visitor Nights: 39.0% New South Wales, International Visitor Nights: 36.8%
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: 3,466,134 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 3,574,117 nights International Visitor Nights: 810,697 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,114,740 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 3,884,615 nights International Visitor Nights: 693,841 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,245,110 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 3,679,569 nights International Visitor Nights: 645,651 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,652,124 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 4,102,169 nights International Visitor Nights: 461,881 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,179,268 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 3,339,975 nights International Visitor Nights: 665,017 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,152,361 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 3,761,574 nights International Visitor Nights: 589,270 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,188,644 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 3,125,197 nights International Visitor Nights: 586,478 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,707,695 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 3,294,322 nights International Visitor Nights: 516,095 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.
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