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Livingstone Shire Council area

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 15,178 international visitors to the Livingstone Shire Council area. Average length stay for international visitors was 5.6 days, lower than the average for Queensland.

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
Livingstone Shire Council area - 2010/11 to 2017/18Livingstone Shire Council areaQueenslandLivingstone Shire Council area as a % of Queensland
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average15,17882,750--5.64,021,03448,270,134--12.10.40.2
2017/1819,81585,513+2.04.34,597,56151,978,138+2.011.30.40.2
2016/1715,65983,848+13.95.44,332,47350,938,080+5.211.80.40.2
2015/1614,07873,602-23.85.24,025,21448,424,435+3.112.00.40.2
2014/1512,93396,581+30.27.53,723,39646,977,193+9.212.60.40.2
2013/1413,40374,205-10.25.53,426,52543,032,822-4.012.60.40.2
2012/1317,48582,619+107.14.73,526,54344,840,737+9.912.70.50.2
2011/1213,24039,896-40.93.03,371,17040,789,227+3.112.10.40.1
2010/1116,06767,527--4.23,595,46039,548,405--11.00.50.2

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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, Livingstone Shire Council area: 19,815 people 2016/17, Livingstone Shire Council area: 15,659 people 2015/16, Livingstone Shire Council area: 14,078 people 2014/15, Livingstone Shire Council area: 12,933 people 2013/14, Livingstone Shire Council area: 13,403 people 2012/13, Livingstone Shire Council area: 17,485 people 2011/12, Livingstone Shire Council area: 13,240 people 2010/11, Livingstone Shire Council area: 16,067 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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