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Tourism visitor summary

For 2015/16, there were 2,397,370 international visitors nights in the Northern Beaches Council area, accounting for 40.7% of the total visitor nights.

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

Visitor nights - Numbers
Northern Beaches Council area - 2008/09 to 2015/16Northern Beaches Council areaNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2015/162,397,3701,686,3201,812,76086,575,19391,739,47257,054,753
2014/152,114,9881,653,6941,395,47279,453,00688,586,13352,053,725
2013/142,249,4351,134,4861,683,03475,098,29385,878,65252,528,518
2012/131,916,9701,298,6581,449,51270,063,40283,735,57451,344,671
2011/122,215,6831,041,2661,262,09366,573,73882,316,35853,656,342
2010/112,167,0461,342,8771,322,96566,132,97482,465,66550,103,881
2009/101,850,952881,5311,497,40860,866,34877,080,94849,654,714
2008/092,146,9071,110,1841,237,41260,609,59476,942,34844,789,704

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.

Note: "--" represents unavailable data or data that has been suppressed due to a sample size of 40 or less.

Visitor nights - Percentage
Northern Beaches Council area - 2008/09 to 2015/16Northern Beaches Council areaNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2015/1640.728.630.736.839.024.2
2014/1541.032.027.036.140.223.7
2013/1444.422.433.235.240.224.6
2012/1341.127.831.134.240.825.0
2011/1249.023.027.932.940.626.5
2010/1144.827.827.433.341.525.2
2009/1043.820.835.432.441.126.5
2008/0947.824.727.533.242.224.6

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.

Note: "--" represents unavailable data or data that has been suppressed due to a sample size of 40 or less.

Breakup of visitor nights, 2015/16
Breakup of visitor nights, 2015/16 Northern Beaches Council area, Domestic Daytrips: 30.7% Northern Beaches Council area, Domestic Visitor Nights: 28.6% Northern Beaches Council area, International Visitor Nights: 40.7% New South Wales, Domestic Daytrips: 24.2% New South Wales, Domestic Visitor Nights: 39.0% New South Wales, International Visitor Nights: 36.8%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,812,760 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,686,320 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,397,370 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,395,472 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,653,694 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,114,988 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,683,034 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,134,486 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,249,435 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,449,512 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,298,658 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,916,970 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,262,093 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,041,266 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,215,683 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,322,965 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,342,877 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,167,046 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,497,408 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 881,531 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,850,952 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,237,412 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,110,184 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,146,907 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.
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