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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 60,022 international visitors to the Macarthur Region. Average length stay for international visitors was 14.6 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
Macarthur Region - 2008/09 to 2015/16Macarthur RegionGreater SydneyMacarthur Region 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 average60,022898,989--14.63,276,17164,769,545--19.81.81.4
2015/1678,8151,678,226+102.021.33,818,47474,341,837+8.619.52.12.3
2014/1571,309830,676+16.011.63,427,57368,430,511+7.020.02.11.2
2013/1458,671716,306+3.112.23,246,94963,927,111+5.919.71.81.1
2012/1348,024694,889+20.914.53,043,60760,354,917+6.319.81.61.2
2011/1243,290574,850-7.013.32,844,25356,790,464+0.720.01.51.0
2010/1142,203617,901+56.614.62,888,08756,384,853+8.319.51.51.1
2009/1036,953394,516-16.710.72,844,27352,066,8630.018.31.30.8
2008/0938,352473,454--12.32,817,75452,071,811--18.51.40.9

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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, Macarthur Region: 78,815 people 2014/15, Macarthur Region: 71,309 people 2013/14, Macarthur Region: 58,671 people 2012/13, Macarthur Region: 48,024 people 2011/12, Macarthur Region: 43,290 people 2010/11, Macarthur Region: 42,203 people 2009/10, Macarthur Region: 36,953 people 2008/09, Macarthur Region: 38,352 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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