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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 240,496 international visitors to the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region. Average length stay for international visitors was 7.5 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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - 2008/09 to 2015/16RDA Wide Bay Burnett RegionRegional QLDRDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 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 average240,4961,808,634--7.52,508,60423,289,150--9.39.67.8
2015/16250,3022,062,367+13.98.22,766,50524,444,902+2.18.89.18.4
2014/15245,0021,810,044+6.37.42,575,25523,949,458+5.79.39.57.6
2013/14228,6881,702,763-4.77.42,382,64822,667,625-2.79.59.67.5
2012/13236,4941,786,973+6.37.62,445,22123,293,821+5.49.59.77.7
2011/12241,9921,681,023+6.66.92,373,38922,089,942+3.29.310.27.6
2010/11281,9661,576,654-11.55.62,565,11121,405,169-4.78.311.07.4
2009/10339,5141,780,756+4.25.22,785,34722,460,888-3.08.112.27.9
2008/09368,5591,708,854--4.62,899,18923,147,992--8.012.77.4

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 250,302 people 2014/15, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 245,002 people 2013/14, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 228,688 people 2012/13, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 236,494 people 2011/12, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 241,992 people 2010/11, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 281,966 people 2009/10, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 339,514 people 2008/09, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 368,559 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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