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King Island Council area

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 423 international visitors to King Island Council area. Average length stay for international visitors was days, higher than the average for Greater Hobart.

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
King Island Council area - 2008/09 to 2015/16King Island Council areaGreater HobartKing Island Council area as a % of Greater Hobart
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average42322,147----144,0971,600,266--11.40.31.4
2015/16--------186,9371,700,626+10.19.10.44.2
2014/15--------155,1951,544,127+6.69.90.32.3
2013/14--------138,3881,448,640-17.310.50.30.1
2012/13--------126,3831,751,563+12.513.90.20.1
2011/12--------113,5801,556,373-4.213.70.30.1
2010/11--------121,9231,625,101+15.913.30.10.0
2009/10--------109,9881,401,818-9.412.70.41.2
2008/09--------123,9271,547,108--12.50.50.6

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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

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