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Tourism visitor summary

For 2015/16, there were 548,489 international visitors nights in Sutherland Shire, accounting for 22.3% 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
Sutherland Shire - 2008/09 to 2015/16Sutherland ShireNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2015/16548,489770,0261,144,14086,575,19391,739,47257,054,753
2014/15398,864960,853895,71879,453,00688,586,13352,053,725
2013/14583,153961,7181,119,96375,098,29385,878,65252,528,518
2012/13564,537632,565849,92870,063,40283,735,57451,344,671
2011/12594,463645,837895,63566,573,73882,316,35853,656,342
2010/11508,354841,544759,27566,132,97482,465,66550,103,881
2009/10198,823548,339837,41060,866,34877,080,94849,654,714
2008/09456,675741,809779,59260,609,59476,942,34844,789,704

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.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
Sutherland Shire - 2008/09 to 2015/16Sutherland ShireNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2015/1622.331.346.536.839.024.2
2014/1517.742.639.736.140.223.7
2013/1421.936.142.035.240.224.6
2012/1327.630.941.534.240.825.0
2011/1227.830.241.932.940.626.5
2010/1124.139.936.033.341.525.2
2009/1012.534.652.832.441.126.5
2008/0923.137.539.433.242.224.6

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.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 Sutherland Shire, Domestic Daytrips: 46.5% Sutherland Shire, Domestic Visitor Nights: 31.3% Sutherland Shire, International Visitor Nights: 22.3% New South Wales, Domestic Daytrips: 24.2% New South Wales, Domestic Visitor Nights: 39.0% New South Wales, International Visitor Nights: 36.8%
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: 1,144,140 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 770,026 nights International Visitor Nights: 548,489 nights Domestic Daytrips: 895,718 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 960,853 nights International Visitor Nights: 398,864 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,119,963 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 961,718 nights International Visitor Nights: 583,153 nights Domestic Daytrips: 849,928 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 632,565 nights International Visitor Nights: 564,537 nights Domestic Daytrips: 895,635 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 645,837 nights International Visitor Nights: 594,463 nights Domestic Daytrips: 759,275 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 841,544 nights International Visitor Nights: 508,354 nights Domestic Daytrips: 837,410 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 548,339 nights International Visitor Nights: 198,823 nights Domestic Daytrips: 779,592 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 741,809 nights International Visitor Nights: 456,675 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.
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