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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 17,737 international visitors to Penrith City. Average length stay for international visitors was 20.3 days, higher than the average for New South Wales.

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
Penrith City - 2008/09 to 2015/16Penrith CityNew South WalesPenrith City as a % of New South Wales
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average17,737364,323--20.34,127,44375,552,726--18.30.40.5
2015/1624,011534,081+26.322.24,749,13786,572,307+9.018.20.50.6
2014/1517,290422,956+18.624.54,328,40879,453,005+5.818.40.40.5
2013/1418,631356,608+22.819.14,090,93375,098,293+7.218.40.50.5
2012/1316,856290,455+33.517.23,844,65670,063,401+5.218.20.40.4
2011/1211,897217,516-16.018.33,624,08266,573,737+0.718.40.30.3
2010/1116,723258,781+37.015.53,793,32566,132,974+8.717.40.40.4
2009/1011,309188,836-58.716.73,737,83960,866,347+0.416.30.30.3
2008/0912,725456,735--35.93,706,21760,609,594--16.40.30.8

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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, Penrith City: 24,011 people 2014/15, Penrith City: 17,290 people 2013/14, Penrith City: 18,631 people 2012/13, Penrith City: 16,856 people 2011/12, Penrith City: 11,897 people 2010/11, Penrith City: 16,723 people 2009/10, Penrith City: 11,309 people 2008/09, Penrith City: 12,725 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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