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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2018/19, there were an average of 38,336 international visitors to the Hornsby Shire. Average length stay for international visitors was 33.5 days, higher than the average for New South Wales.

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
Hornsby Shire - 2010/11 to 2018/19Hornsby ShireNew South WalesHornsby Shire as a % of New South Wales
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average38,3361,280,656--33.55,196,73089,727,472--17.30.71.4
2018/1940,7971,543,293+4.337.85,799,60297,921,256+4.216.90.71.6
2017/1851,8461,480,436-4.128.65,753,48893,991,977+2.616.30.91.6
2016/1736,4941,542,899+77.642.35,312,13991,634,939+6.517.30.71.7
2015/1631,571868,773-10.227.54,769,08686,078,707+8.918.00.71.0
2014/1530,973967,878-15.831.24,349,33479,010,481+5.418.20.71.2
2013/1425,9731,149,910+44.944.34,145,06074,975,083+7.518.10.61.5
2012/1326,631793,401+41.729.83,893,37869,764,107+4.717.90.71.1
2011/1222,120559,810-32.225.33,675,33166,617,520+0.818.10.60.8
2010/1125,265826,130--32.73,821,12566,118,596--17.30.71.3

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.

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 2018/19, Hornsby Shire: 40,797 people 2017/18, Hornsby Shire: 51,846 people 2016/17, Hornsby Shire: 36,494 people 2015/16, Hornsby Shire: 31,571 people 2014/15, Hornsby Shire: 30,973 people 2013/14, Hornsby Shire: 25,973 people 2012/13, Hornsby Shire: 26,631 people 2011/12, Hornsby Shire: 22,120 people 2010/11, Hornsby Shire: 25,265 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
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