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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 93,311 international visitors to the SHOROC Region. Average length stay for international visitors was 25.5 days, higher than the average for Greater Sydney.

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
SHOROC Region - 2008/09 to 2015/16SHOROC RegionGreater SydneySHOROC Region as a % of Greater Sydney
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average93,3112,372,684--25.53,276,17164,769,545--

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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, SHOROC Region: 109,698 people 2014/15, SHOROC Region: 85,793 people 2013/14, SHOROC Region: 95,746 people 2012/13, SHOROC Region: 87,235 people 2011/12, SHOROC Region: 88,084 people 2010/11, SHOROC Region: 93,455 people 2009/10, SHOROC Region: 83,459 people 2008/09, SHOROC Region: 89,658 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.