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Gympie Regional Council

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 48,482 international visitors to the Gympie Regional Council. Average length stay for international visitors was 4.1 days, lower than the average for Queensland.

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
Gympie Regional Council - 2008/09 to 2015/16Gympie Regional CouncilQueenslandGympie Regional Council as a % of Queensland
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average48,482199,241--4.13,607,22844,812,883--12.41.40.4
2015/1647,855267,082+54.15.64,019,43048,424,435+3.112.01.20.6
2014/1548,218173,378+8.93.63,718,31646,977,193+9.212.61.30.4
2013/1451,686159,172-11.93.13,419,58143,032,822-4.012.61.50.4
2012/1347,338180,625-16.43.83,515,44044,840,737+9.912.81.40.4
2011/1247,311215,947+11.54.63,363,37140,789,227+3.112.11.40.5
2010/1149,131193,763-15.13.93,588,17239,548,405+2.711.01.40.5
2009/1061,754228,115+46.83.73,777,64438,501,584-2.610.21.60.6
2008/0950,813155,420--3.13,900,68239,518,316--10.11.30.4

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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, Gympie Regional Council: 47,855 people 2014/15, Gympie Regional Council: 48,218 people 2013/14, Gympie Regional Council: 51,686 people 2012/13, Gympie Regional Council: 47,338 people 2011/12, Gympie Regional Council: 47,311 people 2010/11, Gympie Regional Council: 49,131 people 2009/10, Gympie Regional Council: 61,754 people 2008/09, Gympie Regional Council: 50,813 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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