Gosford City CouncilEconomic profile

Have you noticed that pages have moved around? We've updated the structure of economic profile to make it easier to find what you need. Read the full list of changes

Skip to content

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 27,601 international visitors to Gosford City. Average length stay for international visitors was 17.4 days, lower than the average for New South Wales.

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
Gosford City - 2008/09 to 2015/16Gosford CityNew South WalesGosford City as a % of New South Wales
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average27,601478,838--17.44,127,44375,552,726--18.30.70.6
2015/1633,273579,406+1.517.44,749,13786,572,307+9.018.20.70.7
2014/1525,143570,997+15.822.74,328,40879,453,005+5.818.40.60.7
2013/1426,943492,980+55.418.34,090,93375,098,293+7.218.40.70.7
2012/1325,785317,203-26.812.33,844,65670,063,401+5.218.20.70.5
2011/1226,863433,602+31.716.13,624,08266,573,737+0.718.40.70.7
2010/1123,999329,243-8.313.73,793,32566,132,974+8.717.40.60.5
2009/1023,364359,053-19.315.43,737,83960,866,347+0.416.30.60.6
2008/0923,765445,094--18.73,706,21760,609,594--16.40.60.7

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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, Gosford City: 33,273 people 2014/15, Gosford City: 25,143 people 2013/14, Gosford City: 26,943 people 2012/13, Gosford City: 25,785 people 2011/12, Gosford City: 26,863 people 2010/11, Gosford City: 23,999 people 2009/10, Gosford City: 23,364 people 2008/09, Gosford City: 23,765 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
v16.07.05-1.0.8