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Tourism visitor summary

For 2018/19, there were 3,590,419 international visitors nights in the City of Adelaide, accounting for 30.3% 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.

Please note - the 2016/17 surveys use 2016 Census based SA2s and are not normally available at LGA level. .id have combined SA2s to form a best fit to LGA boundaries using a slightly different methodology to previous surveys, so users may notice some small differences between numbers here and those in the previous version of this table, for the earlier years. This difference is expected to be within the parameters of sample size variability.

Tourism Research Australia – Survey data

Visitor nights - Numbers
City of Adelaide - 2010/11 to 2018/19City of AdelaideSouth Australia
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2018/193,590,4196,259,4132,008,0119,498,77026,246,24314,955,733
2017/184,355,3525,349,2981,659,78410,492,13123,643,34613,256,655
2016/174,408,0204,469,6541,617,41711,196,74121,179,21512,913,639
2015/164,372,6224,026,5441,737,4359,789,21121,262,25213,414,198
2014/154,495,5443,944,0651,234,0739,596,35920,225,66211,663,319
2013/144,062,8514,167,0961,402,1419,906,11419,434,27911,881,333
2012/135,598,1384,217,6361,372,86012,514,16318,791,78711,393,591
2011/124,438,1733,874,4101,434,27210,120,05318,620,52011,700,685
2010/113,559,5834,217,6551,324,1039,147,31418,464,34110,794,967

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2018/19.

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

Visitor nights - Percentage
City of Adelaide - 2010/11 to 2018/19City of AdelaideSouth Australia
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2018/1930.352.816.918.751.829.5
2017/1838.347.114.622.149.928.0
2016/1742.042.615.424.746.828.5
2015/1643.139.717.122.047.830.2
2014/1546.540.812.823.148.828.1
2013/1442.243.314.624.047.128.8
2012/1350.037.712.329.344.026.7
2011/1245.539.814.725.046.028.9
2010/1139.146.314.523.848.128.1

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2018/19.

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

Breakup of visitor nights 2018/19
Breakup of visitor nights 2018/19 City of Adelaide, Domestic Daytrips: 16.9% City of Adelaide, Domestic Visitor Nights: 52.8% City of Adelaide, International Visitor Nights: 30.3% South Australia, Domestic Daytrips: 29.5% South Australia, Domestic Visitor Nights: 51.8% South Australia, International Visitor Nights: 18.7%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,008,011 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 6,259,413 nights International Visitor Nights: 3,590,419 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,659,784 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 5,349,298 nights International Visitor Nights: 4,355,352 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,617,417 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 4,469,654 nights International Visitor Nights: 4,408,020 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,737,435 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 4,026,544 nights International Visitor Nights: 4,372,622 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,234,073 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 3,944,065 nights International Visitor Nights: 4,495,544 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,402,141 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 4,167,096 nights International Visitor Nights: 4,062,851 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,372,860 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 4,217,636 nights International Visitor Nights: 5,598,138 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,434,272 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 3,874,410 nights International Visitor Nights: 4,438,173 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,324,103 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 4,217,655 nights International Visitor Nights: 3,559,583 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
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