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Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 150,149 international visitors to the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region). Average length stay for international visitors was 36.7 days, higher than the average for Western Australia.

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
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - 2010/11 to 2017/18Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)Western AustraliaGrow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) as a % of Western Australia
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average150,1495,464,354--36.71,566,87527,749,814--17.99.619.7
2017/18161,2555,590,255-9.134.71,661,71726,794,276-4.416.19.720.9
2016/17180,8516,151,852+26.734.01,762,70928,042,106+1.415.910.321.9
2015/16145,8324,857,198-13.133.31,605,64727,664,936-4.117.29.117.6
2014/15136,0355,591,067+9.041.11,419,63428,842,363+5.220.39.619.4
2013/14126,7705,131,398+10.540.51,384,66827,405,387-1.819.89.218.7
2012/13120,0564,643,361+11.538.71,262,89127,919,683+8.622.19.516.6
2011/12113,3694,163,933+6.336.71,287,94425,703,958+14.820.08.816.2
2010/11113,0893,917,977--34.61,330,07522,381,886--16.88.517.5

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 161,255 people 2016/17, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 180,851 people 2015/16, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 145,832 people 2014/15, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 136,035 people 2013/14, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 126,770 people 2012/13, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 120,056 people 2011/12, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 113,369 people 2010/11, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 113,089 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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