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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2018/19, there were an average of 82,557 international visitors to Coffs Harbour City. Average length stay for international visitors was 8.5 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
Coffs Harbour City - 2010/11 to 2018/19Coffs Harbour CityNew South WalesCoffs Harbour City 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 average82,557703,760--8.55,196,73089,727,472--17.31.60.8
2018/1989,7541,088,437+66.712.15,799,60297,921,256+4.216.91.61.1
2017/1888,883653,078+15.77.35,753,48893,991,977+2.616.31.50.7
2016/1781,837564,610-6.46.95,312,13991,634,939+6.517.31.50.6
2015/1674,118603,436-1.08.14,769,08686,078,707+8.918.01.60.7
2014/1578,193609,238+11.37.84,349,33479,010,481+5.418.21.80.8
2013/1468,789547,358+38.68.04,145,06074,975,083+7.518.11.70.7
2012/1365,467394,819+46.86.03,893,37869,764,107+4.717.91.70.6
2011/1257,093268,972-24.34.73,675,33166,617,520+0.818.11.60.4
2010/1167,373355,288--5.33,821,12566,118,596--17.31.80.5

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.

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 2018/19, Coffs Harbour City: 89,754 people 2017/18, Coffs Harbour City: 88,883 people 2016/17, Coffs Harbour City: 81,837 people 2015/16, Coffs Harbour City: 74,118 people 2014/15, Coffs Harbour City: 78,193 people 2013/14, Coffs Harbour City: 68,789 people 2012/13, Coffs Harbour City: 65,467 people 2011/12, Coffs Harbour City: 57,093 people 2010/11, Coffs Harbour City: 67,373 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
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