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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2018/19, there were an average of 988,966 international visitors to the FNQROC. Average length stay for international visitors was 6.4 days, lower than the average for Queensland.

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
FNQROC - 2010/11 to 2018/19FNQROCQueenslandFNQROC as a % of Queensland
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average988,9666,267,763--6.44,240,36350,242,082--11.923.412.5

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.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, FNQROC: 1,031,723 people 2017/18, FNQROC: 1,033,670 people 2016/17, FNQROC: 1,029,531 people 2015/16, FNQROC: 979,705 people 2014/15, FNQROC: 870,203 people 2013/14, FNQROC: 809,740 people 2012/13, FNQROC: 836,132 people 2011/12, FNQROC: 737,177 people 2010/11, FNQROC: 803,754 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.