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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 121,774 international visitors to the Bayside Council area. Average length stay for international visitors was 11.6 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
Bayside Council area - 2008/09 to 2015/16Bayside Council areaNew South WalesBayside 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 average121,7741,422,857--11.64,127,44375,552,726--18.32.91.9
2015/16166,0522,037,876+39.412.34,749,13786,572,307+9.018.23.52.4
2014/15133,3381,462,011+15.611.04,328,40879,453,005+5.818.43.11.8
2013/14110,9621,264,627-10.411.44,090,93375,098,293+7.218.42.71.7
2012/13102,5581,411,298+50.413.83,844,65670,063,401+5.218.22.72.0
2011/1295,960938,472-21.99.83,624,08266,573,737+0.718.42.71.4
2010/11105,6961,202,267+39.011.43,793,32566,132,974+8.717.42.81.8
2009/1071,606864,880+10.612.13,737,83960,866,347+0.416.31.91.4
2008/0963,743782,276--12.33,706,21760,609,594--16.41.71.3

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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, Bayside Council area: 166,052 people 2014/15, Bayside Council area: 133,338 people 2013/14, Bayside Council area: 110,962 people 2012/13, Bayside Council area: 102,558 people 2011/12, Bayside Council area: 95,960 people 2010/11, Bayside Council area: 105,696 people 2009/10, Bayside Council area: 71,606 people 2008/09, Bayside Council area: 63,743 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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