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Tourism visitor summary

For 2016/17, there were 189,370 international visitors nights in Ballina Shire, accounting for 11.2% 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
Ballina Shire - 2012/13 to 2016/17Ballina ShireNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2016/17189,3701,020,948477,08892,293,84295,228,94856,038,734
2015/16184,9961,312,804307,31186,575,19390,198,85656,317,066
2014/1574,721863,001--79,453,62586,926,49252,248,102
2013/14115,3451,301,544--75,097,82184,924,84953,052,754
2012/13150,070881,440--70,063,40283,735,57451,344,671
2011/12155,5731,056,519375,24766,573,73882,316,35853,656,342
2010/1195,091772,070438,57966,132,99882,465,66550,103,881
2009/10116,937973,789376,06060,866,34877,083,49749,654,714

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/17.

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

Visitor nights - Percentage
Ballina Shire - 2012/13 to 2016/17Ballina ShireNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2016/1711.260.528.337.939.123.0
2015/1610.272.717.037.138.724.2
2014/15------36.339.823.9
2013/14------35.239.924.9
2012/13------34.240.825.0
2011/129.866.623.632.940.626.5
2010/117.359.133.633.341.525.2
2009/108.066.425.632.441.126.5

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/17.

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

Breakup of visitor nights, 2016/17
Breakup of visitor nights, 2016/17 Ballina Shire, Domestic Daytrips: 28.3% Ballina Shire, Domestic Visitor Nights: 60.5% Ballina Shire, International Visitor Nights: 11.2% New South Wales, Domestic Daytrips: 23.0% New South Wales, Domestic Visitor Nights: 39.1% New South Wales, International Visitor Nights: 37.9%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/17.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 477,088 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,020,948 nights International Visitor Nights: 189,370 nights Domestic Daytrips: 307,311 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,312,804 nights International Visitor Nights: 184,996 nights Domestic Daytrips: 375,247 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,056,519 nights International Visitor Nights: 155,573 nights Domestic Daytrips: 438,579 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 772,070 nights International Visitor Nights: 95,091 nights Domestic Daytrips: 376,060 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 973,789 nights International Visitor Nights: 116,937 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/17.
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