Gladstone Regional CouncilEconomic profile
Skip to content

Gladstone Regional Council area

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 433,905 domestic daytrip visitors to Gladstone Regional Council area, representing 1.1% of the daytrip visitors to 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

Domestic daytrip visitors
Gladstone Regional Council area - 2010/11 to 2017/18Gladstone Regional Council areaQueenslandGladstone Regional Council area as a % of Queensland
YearVisitors% change from previous yearVisitors% change from previous yearVisitors
5 year average433,905--39,079,682--1.1
2017/18575,090--41,637,802+7.71.4
2016/17----38,647,499-4.11.1
2015/16411,823--40,313,814+6.51.0
2014/15----37,854,586+2.61.0
2013/14----36,882,836-4.01.0
2012/13----38,428,300+3.41.4
2011/12----37,175,080+7.21.5
2010/11----34,686,802--0.8

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey 2017/18.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

Domestic daytrip visitors
Domestic daytrip visitors 2017/18, Gladstone Regional Council area: 575,090 people 2015/16, Gladstone Regional Council area: 411,823 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey 2017/18.
v19.07.26-1.0.1