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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 40,703 international visitors to the Cumberland Council area. Average length stay for international visitors was 59.0 days, higher 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
Cumberland Council area - 2010/11 to 2017/18Cumberland Council areaNew South WalesCumberland Council area 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 average40,7032,376,401--59.04,905,23285,506,090--17.50.82.8
2017/1850,9572,219,250-29.243.65,749,55194,109,972+2.016.40.92.4
2016/1751,2393,136,153+8.561.25,382,27692,293,840+6.617.11.03.4
2015/1640,6542,891,578+38.071.14,833,51686,575,193+9.017.90.83.3
2014/1532,5912,094,843+36.064.34,403,94779,453,624+5.818.00.72.6
2013/1428,0721,540,179-28.154.94,156,87075,097,821+7.218.10.72.1
2012/1332,3562,143,121+113.166.23,895,37970,063,401+5.218.00.83.1
2011/1226,5531,005,567-31.537.93,656,99166,573,737+0.718.20.71.5
2010/1123,3301,467,571--62.93,821,03666,132,998--17.30.62.2

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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, Cumberland Council area: 50,957 people 2016/17, Cumberland Council area: 51,239 people 2015/16, Cumberland Council area: 40,654 people 2014/15, Cumberland Council area: 32,591 people 2013/14, Cumberland Council area: 28,072 people 2012/13, Cumberland Council area: 32,356 people 2011/12, Cumberland Council area: 26,553 people 2010/11, Cumberland Council area: 23,330 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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