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Tourism visitor summary

For 2015/16, there were 1,678,227 international visitors nights in the Macarthur Region, accounting for 32.5% of the total visitor nights.

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
Macarthur Region - 2008/09 to 2015/16Macarthur RegionNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2015/161,678,2271,283,8722,208,53986,575,19391,739,47257,054,753
2014/15830,676943,2451,914,97279,453,00688,586,13352,053,725
2013/14716,3061,405,8462,086,44075,098,29385,878,65252,528,518
2012/13694,8901,060,5491,675,81570,063,40283,735,57451,344,671
2011/12574,8501,025,5212,164,84066,573,73882,316,35853,656,342
2010/11617,902909,4881,884,50366,132,97482,465,66550,103,881
2009/10394,5161,024,3881,606,26260,866,34877,080,94849,654,714
2008/09473,454970,2651,723,45460,609,59476,942,34844,789,704

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.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
Macarthur Region - 2008/09 to 2015/16Macarthur RegionNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2015/1632.524.842.736.839.024.2
2014/1522.525.651.936.140.223.7
2013/1417.033.449.635.240.224.6
2012/1320.330.948.834.240.825.0
2011/1215.327.257.532.940.626.5
2010/1118.126.755.233.341.525.2
2009/1013.033.953.132.441.126.5
2008/0914.930.654.433.242.224.6

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.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

Breakup of visitor nights, 2015/16
Breakup of visitor nights, 2015/16 Macarthur Region, Domestic Daytrips: 42.7% Macarthur Region, Domestic Visitor Nights: 24.8% Macarthur Region, International Visitor Nights: 32.5% New South Wales, Domestic Daytrips: 24.2% New South Wales, Domestic Visitor Nights: 39.0% New South Wales, International Visitor Nights: 36.8%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,208,539 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,283,872 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,678,227 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,914,972 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 943,245 nights International Visitor Nights: 830,676 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,086,440 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,405,846 nights International Visitor Nights: 716,306 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,675,815 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,060,549 nights International Visitor Nights: 694,890 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,164,840 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,025,521 nights International Visitor Nights: 574,850 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,884,503 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 909,488 nights International Visitor Nights: 617,902 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,606,262 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,024,388 nights International Visitor Nights: 394,516 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,723,454 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 970,265 nights International Visitor Nights: 473,454 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.
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