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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 150,470 international visitors to Fraser Coast Regional Council. Average length stay for international visitors was 3.9 days, lower than the average for Regional QLD.

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
Fraser Coast Regional Council - 2008/09 to 2015/16Fraser Coast Regional CouncilRegional QLDFraser Coast Regional Council as a % of Regional QLD
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average150,470587,571--3.92,508,60423,289,150--9.36.02.5
2015/16159,488596,600-6.73.72,766,50524,444,902+2.18.85.82.4
2014/15156,080639,257+31.54.12,575,25523,949,458+5.79.36.12.7
2013/14140,277486,233-30.23.52,382,64822,667,625-2.79.55.92.2
2012/13144,417696,660+34.24.82,445,22123,293,821+5.49.55.93.0
2011/12152,088519,104-7.13.42,373,38922,089,942+3.29.36.42.4
2010/11186,500558,869-29.53.02,565,11121,405,169-4.78.37.32.6
2009/10227,736792,225-0.33.52,785,34722,460,888-3.08.18.23.5
2008/09257,482794,718--3.12,899,18923,147,992--8.08.93.4

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 159,488 people 2014/15, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 156,080 people 2013/14, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 140,277 people 2012/13, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 144,417 people 2011/12, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 152,088 people 2010/11, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 186,500 people 2009/10, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 227,736 people 2008/09, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 257,482 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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