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Cardinia Shire

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2016/17, there were an average of 7,892 international visitors to Cardinia Shire. Average length stay for international visitors was 33.1 days, higher 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
Cardinia Shire - 2009/10 to 2016/17Cardinia ShireVictoriaCardinia Shire 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 average7,892271,232--33.12,952,83054,909,581--18.70.30.5
2016/179,983184,552-46.818.53,604,46867,160,006+14.718.60.30.3
2015/1610,729346,624--32.33,316,76958,555,468+7.617.70.30.6
2014/15--------2,885,75254,423,964+14.618.90.30.6
2013/147,935383,759--48.42,628,86947,502,518+1.318.10.30.8
2012/13--------2,328,29446,905,950+7.920.10.10.3
2011/12--------2,235,48543,478,835+6.419.40.20.2
2010/11--------2,191,49540,879,874+1.918.70.30.4
2009/10--------2,005,92140,103,993--20.00.30.4

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016/17.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 2016/17, Cardinia Shire: 9,983 people 2015/16, Cardinia Shire: 10,729 people 2013/14, Cardinia Shire: 7,935 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016/17.
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