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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 18,350 international visitors to the City of Ipswich. Average length stay for international visitors was 22.0 days, higher 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
City of Ipswich - 2008/09 to 2015/16City of IpswichQueenslandCity of Ipswich 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 average18,350402,276--22.03,607,22844,812,883--12.40.50.9
2015/1616,157399,949-20.424.84,019,43048,424,435+3.112.00.40.8
2014/1521,054502,569+85.723.93,718,31646,977,193+9.212.60.61.1
2013/1413,035270,628-27.920.83,419,58143,032,822-4.012.60.40.6
2012/1321,751375,181-19.017.23,515,44044,840,737+9.912.80.60.8
2011/1219,751463,054+38.423.43,363,37140,789,227+3.112.10.61.1
2010/1114,984334,601+50.222.33,588,17239,548,405+2.711.00.40.9
2009/1016,492222,775-15.113.53,777,64438,501,584-2.610.20.40.6
2008/0915,316262,268--17.13,900,68239,518,316--10.10.40.7

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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, City of Ipswich: 16,157 people 2014/15, City of Ipswich: 21,054 people 2013/14, City of Ipswich: 13,035 people 2012/13, City of Ipswich: 21,751 people 2011/12, City of Ipswich: 19,751 people 2010/11, City of Ipswich: 14,984 people 2009/10, City of Ipswich: 16,492 people 2008/09, City of Ipswich: 15,316 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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