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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 14,184 international visitors to the City of Greater Bendigo. Average length stay for international visitors was 10.4 days, lower than the average for Victoria.

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
City of Greater Bendigo - 2008/09 to 2015/16City of Greater BendigoVictoriaCity of Greater Bendigo as a % of Victoria
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average14,184145,591--10.42,671,78950,173,347--18.90.60.3
2015/1614,273199,238+29.214.03,312,41158,555,468+7.617.70.40.3
2014/1512,173154,168-2.712.72,874,55154,423,964+14.618.90.40.3
2013/1414,424158,479+35.311.02,618,69747,502,518+1.318.10.60.3
2012/1315,182117,098+18.37.72,323,59146,905,950+7.920.20.70.3
2011/1214,86998,973-46.96.72,229,69443,478,835+6.419.50.70.2
2010/1114,817186,332+38.412.62,184,80640,879,874+1.918.70.70.5
2009/1011,641134,595-36.611.62,000,71640,103,993+18.920.00.60.3
2008/0913,496212,277--15.71,952,98133,727,844--17.30.70.6

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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, City of Greater Bendigo: 14,273 people 2014/15, City of Greater Bendigo: 12,173 people 2013/14, City of Greater Bendigo: 14,424 people 2012/13, City of Greater Bendigo: 15,182 people 2011/12, City of Greater Bendigo: 14,869 people 2010/11, City of Greater Bendigo: 14,817 people 2009/10, City of Greater Bendigo: 11,641 people 2008/09, City of Greater Bendigo: 13,496 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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