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Tourism visitor summary

For 2017/18, there were 575,358 international visitors nights in Gladstone Regional Council area, accounting for 20.2% 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
Gladstone Regional Council area - 2010/11 to 2017/18Gladstone Regional Council areaQueensland
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2017/18575,3581,698,465575,09051,978,13986,778,84441,637,802
2016/17644,2401,657,493--50,938,08080,729,25338,647,499
2015/16601,4462,236,532411,82348,424,43576,702,68240,375,689
2014/15762,6621,902,824--46,977,19376,645,94937,854,586
2013/14579,7311,437,124--43,032,82373,477,55036,882,837
2012/13542,0471,545,172--44,840,73874,292,51938,428,301
2011/12293,7001,073,985--40,789,22874,139,11237,175,080
2010/11221,3491,752,608--39,548,40669,289,68634,686,803

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.

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

Visitor nights - Percentage
Gladstone Regional Council area - 2010/11 to 2017/18Gladstone Regional Council areaQueensland
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2017/1820.259.620.228.848.123.1
2016/17------29.947.422.7
2015/1618.568.812.729.346.324.4
2014/15------29.147.523.4
2013/14------28.147.924.0
2012/13------28.547.224.4
2011/12------26.848.724.4
2010/11------27.648.324.2

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.

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

Breakup of visitor nights 2017/18
Breakup of visitor nights 2017/18 Gladstone Regional Council area, Domestic Daytrips: 20.2% Gladstone Regional Council area, Domestic Visitor Nights: 59.6% Gladstone Regional Council area, International Visitor Nights: 20.2% Queensland, Domestic Daytrips: 23.1% Queensland, Domestic Visitor Nights: 48.1% Queensland, International Visitor Nights: 28.8%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 575,090 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,698,465 nights International Visitor Nights: 575,358 nights Domestic Daytrips: 411,823 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,236,532 nights International Visitor Nights: 601,446 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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