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The Hills Shire

Tourism visitor summary

For 2015/16, there were 1,188,908 international visitors nights in The Hills Shire, accounting for 49.7% 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
The Hills Shire - 2008/09 to 2015/16The Hills ShireNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2015/161,188,908676,985524,31886,575,19391,739,47257,054,753
2014/15629,353462,033505,05979,453,00688,586,13352,053,725
2013/14698,132501,191484,76375,098,29385,878,65252,528,518
2012/13496,100353,904518,64970,063,40283,735,57451,344,671
2011/12593,175557,490513,12166,573,73882,316,35853,656,342
2010/11555,564387,858601,28166,132,97482,465,66550,103,881
2009/10429,474251,911--60,866,34877,080,94849,654,714
2008/09423,284258,944352,46060,609,59476,942,34844,789,704

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.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
The Hills Shire - 2008/09 to 2015/16The Hills ShireNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2015/1649.728.321.936.839.024.2
2014/1539.428.931.636.140.223.7
2013/1441.529.828.835.240.224.6
2012/1336.225.937.934.240.825.0
2011/1235.733.530.832.940.626.5
2010/1136.025.138.933.341.525.2
2009/10------32.441.126.5
2008/0940.925.034.133.242.224.6

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.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 The Hills Shire, Domestic Daytrips: 21.9% The Hills Shire, Domestic Visitor Nights: 28.3% The Hills Shire, International Visitor Nights: 49.7% 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: 524,318 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 676,985 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,188,908 nights Domestic Daytrips: 505,059 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 462,033 nights International Visitor Nights: 629,353 nights Domestic Daytrips: 484,763 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 501,191 nights International Visitor Nights: 698,132 nights Domestic Daytrips: 518,649 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 353,904 nights International Visitor Nights: 496,100 nights Domestic Daytrips: 513,121 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 557,490 nights International Visitor Nights: 593,175 nights Domestic Daytrips: 601,281 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 387,858 nights International Visitor Nights: 555,564 nights Domestic Daytrips: 352,460 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 258,944 nights International Visitor Nights: 423,284 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.
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