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Tourism visitor summary

For 2015/16, there were 2,697,552 international visitors nights in the SHOROC Region, accounting for 41.6% of the total visitor nights.

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

Visitor nights - Numbers
SHOROC Region - 2008/09 to 2015/16SHOROC RegionGreater Sydney
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2015/162,697,5521,802,1911,986,06774,344,72329,079,03527,120,925
2014/152,268,8581,807,7251,528,09868,430,51230,399,74923,457,652
2013/142,428,1961,234,4861,860,26063,927,11128,653,05526,116,491
2012/132,115,5371,399,0081,666,69260,354,91826,141,54623,908,369
2011/122,353,2811,150,3021,538,28156,790,46426,620,87424,445,308
2010/112,262,3301,422,4841,497,67156,384,85326,937,76623,331,110
2009/102,054,6491,048,6831,764,61652,066,86423,796,69722,576,320
2008/092,331,4381,232,1821,414,91252,071,81124,463,52919,992,868

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.

Note: "--" represents unavailable data or data that has been suppressed due to a sample size of 40 or less.

Visitor nights - Percentage
SHOROC Region - 2008/09 to 2015/16SHOROC RegionGreater Sydney
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2015/1641.627.830.656.922.320.8
2014/1540.532.327.356.024.919.2
2013/1444.022.433.753.924.122.0
2012/1340.827.032.254.723.721.7
2011/1246.722.830.552.724.722.7
2010/1143.727.428.952.925.321.9
2009/1042.221.536.252.924.222.9
2008/0946.824.728.453.925.320.7

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.

Note: "--" represents unavailable data or data that has been suppressed due to a sample size of 40 or less.

Breakup of visitor nights, 2015/16
Breakup of visitor nights, 2015/16 SHOROC Region, Domestic Daytrips: 30.6% SHOROC Region, Domestic Visitor Nights: 27.8% SHOROC Region, International Visitor Nights: 41.6% Greater Sydney, Domestic Daytrips: 20.8% Greater Sydney, Domestic Visitor Nights: 22.3% Greater Sydney, International Visitor Nights: 56.9%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,986,067 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,802,191 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,697,552 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,528,098 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,807,725 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,268,858 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,860,260 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,234,486 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,428,196 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,666,692 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,399,008 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,115,537 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,538,281 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,150,302 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,353,281 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,497,671 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,422,484 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,262,330 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,764,616 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,048,683 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,054,649 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,414,912 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,232,182 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,331,438 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.
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