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Tourism visitor summary

For 2016/17, there were 2,793,135 international visitors nights in the Northern Beaches Council area, accounting for 46.8% 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.

Please note - the 2016/17 surveys use 2016 Census based SA2s and are not normally available at LGA level. .id have combined SA2s to form a best fit to LGA boundaries using a slightly different methodology to previous surveys, so users may notice some small differences between numbers here and those in the previous version of this table, for the earlier years. This difference is expected to be within the parameters of sample size variability.

Tourism Research Australia – Survey data

Visitor nights - Numbers
Northern Beaches Council area - 2012/13 to 2016/17Northern Beaches Council areaNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2016/172,793,1351,715,5161,465,12492,293,84295,228,94856,038,734
2015/162,397,3701,631,1791,720,97386,575,19390,198,85656,317,066
2014/152,114,9881,525,6161,370,75379,453,62586,926,49252,248,102
2013/142,249,4351,146,5931,721,41675,097,82184,924,84953,052,754
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
2010/112,167,0461,342,8771,322,96566,132,99882,465,66550,103,881
2009/101,850,952881,5311,497,40860,866,34877,083,49749,654,714

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/17.

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 - 2012/13 to 2016/17Northern Beaches Council areaNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2016/1746.828.724.537.939.123.0
2015/1641.728.429.937.138.724.2
2014/1542.230.427.436.339.823.9
2013/1444.022.433.635.239.924.9
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

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/17.

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

Breakup of visitor nights, 2016/17
Breakup of visitor nights, 2016/17 Northern Beaches Council area, Domestic Daytrips: 24.5% Northern Beaches Council area, Domestic Visitor Nights: 28.7% Northern Beaches Council area, International Visitor Nights: 46.8% New South Wales, Domestic Daytrips: 23.0% New South Wales, Domestic Visitor Nights: 39.1% New South Wales, International Visitor Nights: 37.9%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/17.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,465,124 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,715,516 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,793,135 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,720,973 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,631,179 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,397,370 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,370,753 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,525,616 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,114,988 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,721,416 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,146,593 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
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/17.
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