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Maranoa Regional Council

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 7,518 international visitors to the Maranoa Regional Council. Average length stay for international visitors was 24.8 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
Maranoa Regional Council - 2008/09 to 2015/16Maranoa Regional CouncilQueenslandMaranoa 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 average7,518176,351--24.83,607,22844,812,883--12.40.20.4
2015/16--------4,019,43048,424,435+3.112.00.20.2
2014/157,385133,450-51.618.13,718,31646,977,193+9.212.60.20.3
2013/148,803275,572+67.531.33,419,58143,032,822-4.012.60.30.6
2012/137,027164,560-13.223.43,515,44044,840,737+9.912.80.20.4
2011/127,221189,558+26.126.23,363,37140,789,227+3.112.10.20.5
2010/117,086150,379--21.23,588,17239,548,405+2.711.00.20.4
2009/10--------3,777,64438,501,584-2.610.20.20.6
2008/097,09458,069--8.23,900,68239,518,316--10.10.20.2

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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 2014/15, Maranoa Regional Council: 7,385 people 2013/14, Maranoa Regional Council: 8,803 people 2012/13, Maranoa Regional Council: 7,027 people 2011/12, Maranoa Regional Council: 7,221 people 2010/11, Maranoa Regional Council: 7,086 people 2008/09, Maranoa Regional Council: 7,094 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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