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Circular Head Council area

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 8,371 international visitors to Circular Head Council area. Average length stay for international visitors was 5.7 days, lower than the average for Australia.

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
Circular Head Council area - 2010/11 to 2017/18Circular Head Council areaAustraliaCircular Head Council area as a % of Australia
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average8,37147,830--5.715,555,205242,886,582--15.70.10.0
2017/1810,39563,531-11.46.117,942,988266,461,394+1.814.90.10.0
2016/1710,36871,726+94.36.917,084,525261,669,726+7.815.30.10.0
2015/169,19036,908--4.015,537,136242,670,703+5.215.60.10.0
2014/15--------14,061,386230,622,342+8.316.40.10.0
2013/14--------13,149,987213,008,744+0.716.20.00.0
2012/13--------12,495,930211,526,740+7.816.90.00.1
2011/12--------12,006,293196,181,327+4.516.30.00.0
2010/11--------12,567,359187,733,203--14.90.00.0

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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

International visitors
International visitors 2017/18, Circular Head Council area: 10,395 people 2016/17, Circular Head Council area: 10,368 people 2015/16, Circular Head Council area: 9,190 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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