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Glenelg Shire

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2016/17, there were an average of 10,997 international visitors to Glenelg Shire. Average length stay for international visitors was 4.4 days, lower than the average for Victoria.

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
Glenelg Shire - 2009/10 to 2016/17Glenelg ShireVictoriaGlenelg Shire as a % of Victoria
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average10,99744,318--4.42,952,83054,909,581--18.70.40.1
2016/1712,65025,844-60.92.03,604,46867,160,006+14.718.60.40.0
2015/168,68266,133+122.87.63,316,76958,555,468+7.617.70.30.1
2014/1511,34029,682+10.82.62,885,75254,423,964+14.618.90.40.1
2013/1412,70926,798-63.42.12,628,86947,502,518+1.318.10.50.1
2012/139,60373,134+109.17.62,328,29446,905,950+7.920.10.40.2
2011/1211,00734,975+32.43.22,235,48543,478,835+6.419.40.50.1
2010/119,54626,410-45.02.82,191,49540,879,874+1.918.70.40.1
2009/109,78148,001--4.92,005,92140,103,993--20.00.50.1

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016/17.

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 2016/17, Glenelg Shire: 12,650 people 2015/16, Glenelg Shire: 8,682 people 2014/15, Glenelg Shire: 11,340 people 2013/14, Glenelg Shire: 12,709 people 2012/13, Glenelg Shire: 9,603 people 2011/12, Glenelg Shire: 11,007 people 2010/11, Glenelg Shire: 9,546 people 2009/10, Glenelg Shire: 9,781 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016/17.
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