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Wollondilly Shire

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 35,352 international visitors to Wollondilly Shire. Average length stay for international visitors was 4.8 days, lower than the average for Greater Sydney.

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
Wollondilly Shire - 2008/09 to 2015/16Wollondilly ShireGreater SydneyWollondilly Shire as a % of Greater Sydney
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average35,352168,221--4.83,276,17164,769,545--19.81.10.3
2015/1644,959236,847+3.75.33,818,47474,341,837+8.619.51.20.3
2014/1544,353228,314+89.15.13,427,57368,430,511+7.020.01.30.3
2013/1433,083120,772-0.53.73,246,94963,927,111+5.919.71.00.2
2012/1331,935121,406-9.23.83,043,60760,354,917+6.319.81.10.2
2011/1222,429133,765+23.96.02,844,25356,790,464+0.720.00.80.2
2010/1120,422107,988+57.65.32,888,08756,384,853+8.319.50.70.2
2009/1022,16468,532-36.43.12,844,27352,066,8630.018.30.80.1
2008/0922,507107,820--4.82,817,75452,071,811--18.50.80.2

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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, Wollondilly Shire: 44,959 people 2014/15, Wollondilly Shire: 44,353 people 2013/14, Wollondilly Shire: 33,083 people 2012/13, Wollondilly Shire: 31,935 people 2011/12, Wollondilly Shire: 22,429 people 2010/11, Wollondilly Shire: 20,422 people 2009/10, Wollondilly Shire: 22,164 people 2008/09, Wollondilly Shire: 22,507 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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