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Murchison - Burnie Economic Region

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2018/19, there were an average of 45,238 international visitors to Murchison - Burnie Economic Region. Average length stay for international visitors was 5.1 days, lower than the average for Greater Hobart.

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
Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - 2010/11 to 2018/19Murchison - Burnie Economic RegionGreater HobartMurchison - Burnie Economic Region as a % of Greater Hobart
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average45,238217,099--5.1215,0282,125,763--9.821.010.9
2018/1952,876208,823-18.73.9262,1212,374,616-26.79.120.28.8
2017/1858,088256,975+41.94.4264,3973,240,972+78.112.322.07.9
2016/1748,239181,085-8.13.8216,5071,819,249+8.18.422.310.0
2015/1636,246196,933-18.55.4181,6141,683,068+11.49.320.011.7
2014/1530,742241,679+89.47.9150,5031,510,911+4.210.020.416.0
2013/1426,779127,635-50.64.8135,1731,450,645-17.310.719.88.8
2012/1324,987258,156+112.210.3125,7731,754,936+11.214.019.914.7
2011/1231,346121,643-11.43.9113,1461,578,641-2.614.027.77.7
2010/1129,403137,211--4.7120,9311,620,893--13.424.38.5

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.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, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 52,876 people 2017/18, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 58,088 people 2016/17, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 48,239 people 2015/16, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 36,246 people 2014/15, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 30,742 people 2013/14, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 26,779 people 2012/13, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 24,987 people 2011/12, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 31,346 people 2010/11, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region: 29,403 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
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