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Gladstone Regional Council area

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 56,065 international visitors to Gladstone Regional Council area. Average length stay for international visitors was 11.3 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
Gladstone Regional Council area - 2010/11 to 2017/18Gladstone Regional Council areaQueenslandGladstone Regional Council area 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 average56,065632,687--11.34,021,03448,270,134--12.11.41.3
2017/1858,973575,358-10.79.84,597,56151,978,138+2.011.31.31.1
2016/1760,013644,239+7.110.74,332,47350,938,080+5.211.81.41.3
2015/1650,620601,446-21.111.94,025,21448,424,435+3.112.01.31.2
2014/1558,866762,661+31.613.03,723,39646,977,193+9.212.61.61.6
2013/1451,850579,730+7.011.23,426,52543,032,822-4.012.61.51.4
2012/1354,719542,046+84.69.93,526,54344,840,737+9.912.71.61.2
2011/1250,735293,699+32.75.83,371,17040,789,227+3.112.11.50.7
2010/1153,303221,348--4.23,595,46039,548,405--11.01.50.6

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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, Gladstone Regional Council area: 58,973 people 2016/17, Gladstone Regional Council area: 60,013 people 2015/16, Gladstone Regional Council area: 50,620 people 2014/15, Gladstone Regional Council area: 58,866 people 2013/14, Gladstone Regional Council area: 51,850 people 2012/13, Gladstone Regional Council area: 54,719 people 2011/12, Gladstone Regional Council area: 50,735 people 2010/11, Gladstone Regional Council area: 53,303 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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