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Tourism visitor summary

For 2018/19, there were 616,217 international visitors nights in Cardinia Shire, accounting for 32.9% 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
Cardinia Shire - 2010/11 to 2018/19Cardinia ShireGreater Melbourne
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2018/19616,217314,711944,14966,014,58937,639,75133,514,710
2017/18521,505237,081730,32462,904,36834,505,99429,859,692
2016/17197,747478,455588,48560,844,50029,891,18225,532,680
2015/16380,733--639,58053,144,34329,351,46925,529,861
2014/15--206,755522,40049,445,33727,653,87423,094,221
2013/14396,036--415,43543,114,81526,614,72822,781,746
2012/13----476,93142,247,14025,862,76024,524,351
2011/12----687,37338,898,53324,129,94123,106,072
2010/11----595,69337,233,59823,494,89721,836,319

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2018/19.

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

Visitor nights - Percentage
Cardinia Shire - 2010/11 to 2018/19Cardinia ShireGreater Melbourne
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2018/1932.916.850.448.127.424.4
2017/1835.015.949.149.427.123.5
2016/1715.637.846.552.325.722.0
2015/16------49.227.223.6
2014/15------49.327.623.0
2013/14------46.628.824.6
2012/13------45.627.926.5
2011/12------45.228.026.8
2010/11------45.128.526.4

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2018/19.

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

Breakup of visitor nights 2018/19
Breakup of visitor nights 2018/19 Cardinia Shire, Domestic Daytrips: 50.4% Cardinia Shire, Domestic Visitor Nights: 16.8% Cardinia Shire, International Visitor Nights: 32.9% Greater Melbourne, Domestic Daytrips: 24.4% Greater Melbourne, Domestic Visitor Nights: 27.4% Greater Melbourne, International Visitor Nights: 48.1%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 944,149 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 314,711 nights International Visitor Nights: 616,217 nights Domestic Daytrips: 730,324 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 237,081 nights International Visitor Nights: 521,505 nights Domestic Daytrips: 588,485 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 478,455 nights International Visitor Nights: 197,747 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
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