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Tourism visitor summary

For 2018/19, there were 1,524,329 international visitors nights in City of Darwin, accounting for 28.5% of the total visitor nights.

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.

Please note - the 2016/17 surveys use 2016 Census based SA2s and are not normally available at LGA level. .id have combined SA2s to form a best fit to LGA boundaries using a slightly different methodology to previous surveys, so users may notice some small differences between numbers here and those in the previous version of this table, for the earlier years. This difference is expected to be within the parameters of sample size variability.

Tourism Research Australia – Survey data

Visitor nights - Numbers
City of Darwin - 2010/11 to 2018/19City of DarwinNorthern Territory
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2018/191,524,3293,558,125259,3533,217,7928,903,6591,298,371
2017/181,605,7563,296,561288,1553,609,8129,482,0181,223,173
2016/172,047,5263,235,072324,7873,881,7419,176,3481,572,644
2015/162,165,7272,876,731364,8273,799,9708,685,1751,573,280
2014/152,897,8143,366,023298,5574,861,2338,608,1541,453,146
2013/142,577,4342,301,928204,8564,144,0265,880,2261,174,362
2012/132,259,0872,196,358213,5384,271,9805,886,7031,010,775
2011/121,620,2152,693,063355,5803,660,2176,277,4851,112,235
2010/111,897,3332,318,149162,8344,110,0945,706,545926,503

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2018/19.

Note: "--" represents unavailable data or data that has been suppressed due to a sample size of 40 or less.

Visitor nights - Percentage
City of Darwin - 2010/11 to 2018/19City of DarwinNorthern Territory
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2018/1928.566.64.924.066.39.7
2017/1830.963.55.625.266.28.5
2016/1736.557.75.826.562.710.7
2015/1640.153.26.727.061.811.2
2014/1544.251.34.532.657.79.7
2013/1450.745.34.037.052.510.5
2012/1348.447.04.638.252.79.0
2011/1234.757.77.633.156.810.1
2010/1143.352.93.738.353.18.6

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2018/19.

Note: "--" represents unavailable data or data that has been suppressed due to a sample size of 40 or less.

Breakup of visitor nights 2018/19
Breakup of visitor nights 2018/19 City of Darwin, Domestic Daytrips: 4.9% City of Darwin, Domestic Visitor Nights: 66.6% City of Darwin, International Visitor Nights: 28.5% Northern Territory, Domestic Daytrips: 9.7% Northern Territory, Domestic Visitor Nights: 66.3% Northern Territory, International Visitor Nights: 24.0%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 259,353 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 3,558,125 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,524,329 nights Domestic Daytrips: 288,155 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 3,296,561 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,605,756 nights Domestic Daytrips: 324,787 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 3,235,072 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,047,526 nights Domestic Daytrips: 364,827 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,876,731 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,165,727 nights Domestic Daytrips: 298,557 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 3,366,023 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,897,814 nights Domestic Daytrips: 204,856 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,301,928 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,577,434 nights Domestic Daytrips: 213,538 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,196,358 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,259,087 nights Domestic Daytrips: 355,580 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,693,063 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,620,215 nights Domestic Daytrips: 162,834 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,318,149 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,897,333 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
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