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West Coast Council area

Tourism visitor summary

For 2015/16, there were 43,919 international visitors nights in West Coast Council area.

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
West Coast Council area - 2008/09 to 2015/16West Coast Council areaGreater Hobart
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2015/1643,919452,226--1,700,6263,827,6181,276,634
2014/1544,659467,786--1,544,1283,527,0201,181,002
2013/1451,791352,673--1,448,6402,988,5301,210,769
2012/1323,878344,144--1,751,5643,595,9921,249,769
2011/1239,050275,879--1,556,3733,450,0051,230,828
2010/1150,965356,953--1,625,1022,737,6821,050,600
2009/1032,448433,993--1,401,8193,296,3321,060,615
2008/0960,683315,665--1,547,1083,042,4821,156,512

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.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
West Coast Council area - 2008/09 to 2015/16West Coast Council areaGreater Hobart
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2015/16------25.056.218.8
2014/15------24.756.418.9
2013/14------25.652.921.4
2012/13------26.554.518.9
2011/12------25.055.319.7
2010/11------30.050.619.4
2009/10------24.357.218.4
2008/09------26.952.920.1

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.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

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