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Northern Beaches Council area

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2018/19, there were an average of 104,800 international visitors to the Northern Beaches Council area. Average length stay for international visitors was 25.0 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
Northern Beaches Council area - 2010/11 to 2018/19Northern Beaches Council areaNew South WalesNorthern Beaches 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 average104,8002,604,438--25.05,196,73089,727,472--17.32.02.9
2018/19119,5583,327,010+36.127.85,799,60297,921,256+4.216.92.13.4
2017/18120,3572,445,417-10.720.35,753,48893,991,977+2.616.32.12.6
2016/17104,0332,739,670+15.026.35,312,13991,634,939+6.517.32.03.0
2015/16100,1712,382,540+12.023.84,769,08686,078,707+8.918.02.12.8
2014/1579,8822,127,553-6.626.64,349,33479,010,481+5.418.21.82.7
2013/1490,8852,278,343+20.425.14,145,06074,975,083+7.518.12.23.0
2012/1381,4601,892,271-14.923.23,893,37869,764,107+4.717.92.12.7
2011/1284,6962,222,939+4.126.23,675,33166,617,520+0.818.12.33.3
2010/1185,8292,135,806--24.93,821,12566,118,596--17.32.33.2

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.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, Northern Beaches Council area: 119,558 people 2017/18, Northern Beaches Council area: 120,357 people 2016/17, Northern Beaches Council area: 104,033 people 2015/16, Northern Beaches Council area: 100,171 people 2014/15, Northern Beaches Council area: 79,882 people 2013/14, Northern Beaches Council area: 90,885 people 2012/13, Northern Beaches Council area: 81,460 people 2011/12, Northern Beaches Council area: 84,696 people 2010/11, Northern Beaches Council area: 85,829 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
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