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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2018/19, there were an average of 11,883 international visitors to the Lismore City. Average length stay for international visitors was 11.9 days, lower 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
Lismore City - 2010/11 to 2018/19Lismore CityNew South WalesLismore City 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 average11,883140,796--11.95,196,73089,727,472--17.30.20.2
2018/1912,367134,201-14.410.95,799,60297,921,256+4.216.90.20.1
2017/1814,245156,744+27.411.05,753,48893,991,977+2.616.30.30.2
2016/1711,571123,037-2.210.65,312,13991,634,939+6.517.30.20.1
2015/1610,419125,741-23.512.14,769,08686,078,707+8.918.00.20.2
2014/1510,814164,255-43.115.24,349,33479,010,481+5.418.20.30.2
2013/1413,490288,866+34.021.44,145,06074,975,083+7.518.10.30.4
2012/1311,171215,527+21.719.33,893,37869,764,107+4.717.90.30.3
2011/1211,275177,070+24.215.73,675,33166,617,520+0.818.10.30.3
2010/1110,970142,542--13.03,821,12566,118,596--17.30.30.2

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.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, Lismore City: 12,367 people 2017/18, Lismore City: 14,245 people 2016/17, Lismore City: 11,571 people 2015/16, Lismore City: 10,419 people 2014/15, Lismore City: 10,814 people 2013/14, Lismore City: 13,490 people 2012/13, Lismore City: 11,171 people 2011/12, Lismore City: 11,275 people 2010/11, Lismore City: 10,970 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
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