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Cardinia Shire

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 136,440 domestic overnight visitors to Cardinia Shire. Average length stay for domestic daytrip visitors was 2.4 days, similar to 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

Domestic overnight visitors
Cardinia Shire - 2010/11 to 2017/18Cardinia 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 average136,440304,622--2.423,722,60863,169,167--2.70.50.4
2017/18125,101233,103-50.81.926,953,51071,158,465+7.92.60.50.3
2016/17164,900474,007--2.925,313,41365,949,406+5.92.60.70.7
2015/16------0.023,119,53562,249,913+5.32.70.30.3
2014/15119,319206,755--1.722,020,82359,116,173+3.02.70.50.4
2013/14------0.021,299,57257,371,881+2.52.70.40.5
2012/13------0.019,591,85755,976,290+3.82.90.30.4
2011/12------0.019,680,24353,903,035+3.62.70.40.3
2010/11------0.018,707,58852,023,533--2.80.30.3

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey 2017/18.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

Domestic overnight visitors
Domestic overnight visitors 2017/18, Cardinia Shire: 125,101 people 2016/17, Cardinia Shire: 164,900 people 2014/15, Cardinia Shire: 119,319 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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