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In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 12,023 international visitors to Wyong Shire. Average length stay for international visitors was 14.7 days, lower than the average for New South Wales.

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
Wyong Shire - 2008/09 to 2015/16Wyong ShireNew South WalesWyong Shire as a % of New South Wales
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average12,023176,579--14.74,127,44375,552,726--18.30.30.2
2015/1615,044231,291+88.315.44,749,13786,572,307+9.018.20.30.3
2014/159,927122,842-19.512.44,328,40879,453,005+5.818.40.20.2
2013/1413,202152,670+5.511.64,090,93375,098,293+7.218.40.30.2
2012/1310,854144,677-37.513.33,844,65670,063,401+5.218.20.30.2
2011/1211,091231,413-11.020.93,624,08266,573,737+0.718.40.30.4
2010/119,932260,026+14.326.23,793,32566,132,974+8.717.40.30.4
2009/109,880227,423+220.323.03,737,83960,866,347+0.416.30.30.4
2008/097,15771,000--9.93,706,21760,609,594--16.40.20.1

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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, Wyong Shire: 15,044 people 2014/15, Wyong Shire: 9,927 people 2013/14, Wyong Shire: 13,202 people 2012/13, Wyong Shire: 10,854 people 2011/12, Wyong Shire: 11,091 people 2010/11, Wyong Shire: 9,932 people 2009/10, Wyong Shire: 9,880 people 2008/09, Wyong Shire: 7,157 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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