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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 159,327 international visitors to the Fraser Coast Regional Council. Average length stay for international visitors was 3.8 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
Fraser Coast Regional Council - 2010/11 to 2017/18Fraser Coast Regional CouncilQueenslandFraser Coast Regional Council 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 average159,327611,940--3.84,021,03448,270,134--12.14.01.3
2017/18162,103685,822+5.24.24,597,56151,978,138+2.011.33.51.3
2016/17178,712651,952+9.33.64,332,47350,938,080+5.211.84.11.3
2015/16159,488596,611-6.73.74,025,21448,424,435+3.112.04.01.2
2014/15156,065639,088+31.44.13,723,39646,977,193+9.212.64.21.4
2013/14140,270486,226-30.23.53,426,52543,032,822-4.012.64.11.1
2012/13144,411696,642+34.34.83,526,54344,840,737+9.912.74.11.6
2011/12152,078518,788-7.23.43,371,17040,789,227+3.112.14.51.3
2010/11186,485558,764--3.03,595,46039,548,405--11.05.21.4

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 162,103 people 2016/17, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 178,712 people 2015/16, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 159,488 people 2014/15, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 156,065 people 2013/14, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 140,270 people 2012/13, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 144,411 people 2011/12, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 152,078 people 2010/11, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 186,485 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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