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Bega Valley Shire

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 30,382 international visitors to Bega Valley Shire. Average length stay for international visitors was 4.9 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
Bega Valley Shire - 2010/11 to 2017/18Bega Valley ShireNew South WalesBega Valley 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 average30,382142,885--4.94,905,23285,506,090--

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.

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 2017/18, Bega Valley Shire: 36,648 people 2016/17, Bega Valley Shire: 38,998 people 2015/16, Bega Valley Shire: 29,878 people 2014/15, Bega Valley Shire: 22,481 people 2013/14, Bega Valley Shire: 23,908 people 2012/13, Bega Valley Shire: 20,609 people 2011/12, Bega Valley Shire: 25,559 people 2010/11, Bega Valley Shire: 31,662 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.