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Inner West Council area

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2018/19, there were an average of 93,595 international visitors to the Inner West Council area. Average length stay for international visitors was 34.8 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
Inner West Council area - 2010/11 to 2018/19Inner West Council areaNew South WalesInner West Council area 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 average93,5953,160,098--34.85,196,73089,727,472--

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.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, Inner West Council area: 122,320 people 2017/18, Inner West Council area: 103,599 people 2016/17, Inner West Council area: 100,461 people 2015/16, Inner West Council area: 81,991 people 2014/15, Inner West Council area: 59,604 people 2013/14, Inner West Council area: 66,879 people 2012/13, Inner West Council area: 61,351 people 2011/12, Inner West Council area: 56,114 people 2010/11, Inner West Council area: 60,257 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.