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Bathurst Regional Council area

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2016/17, there were an average of 8,337 international visitors to Bathurst Regional Council area. Average length stay for international visitors was 13.9 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
Bathurst Regional Council area - 2009/10 to 2016/17Bathurst Regional Council areaNew South WalesBathurst Regional Council area 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 average8,337104,425--13.94,534,39880,696,776--17.80.20.1
2016/17--------5,382,27692,293,840+6.617.10.20.1
2015/169,028146,272+61.516.24,833,51686,575,193+9.017.90.20.2
2014/157,61390,569-10.111.94,403,68479,453,624+5.818.00.20.1
2013/146,554100,739-15.215.44,156,87075,097,821+7.218.10.20.1
2012/139,798118,850-17.212.13,895,37970,063,401+5.218.00.30.2
2011/128,200143,528+107.917.53,656,99166,573,737+0.718.20.20.2
2010/118,61469,039-0.28.03,821,03666,132,998+8.717.30.20.1
2009/108,34869,190--8.33,772,78060,866,347--16.10.20.1

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016/17.

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, Bathurst Regional Council area: 9,028 people 2014/15, Bathurst Regional Council area: 7,613 people 2013/14, Bathurst Regional Council area: 6,554 people 2012/13, Bathurst Regional Council area: 9,798 people 2011/12, Bathurst Regional Council area: 8,200 people 2010/11, Bathurst Regional Council area: 8,614 people 2009/10, Bathurst Regional Council area: 8,348 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016/17.
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