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Northern Beaches Council area

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 85,130 international visitors to the Northern Beaches Council area. Average length stay for international visitors was 25.6 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 - 2008/09 to 2015/16Northern 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 average85,1302,178,889--25.64,127,44375,552,726--18.32.12.9
2015/1697,5972,397,369+13.424.64,749,13786,572,307+9.018.22.12.8
2014/1578,7162,114,987-6.026.94,328,40879,453,005+5.818.41.82.7
2013/1488,1142,249,434+17.325.54,090,93375,098,293+7.218.42.23.0
2012/1379,2061,916,969-13.524.23,844,65670,063,401+5.218.22.12.7
2011/1282,0172,215,683+2.227.03,624,08266,573,737+0.718.42.33.3
2010/1183,8622,167,046+17.125.83,793,32566,132,974+8.717.42.23.3
2009/1074,0041,850,952-13.825.03,737,83960,866,347+0.416.32.03.0
2008/0980,5262,146,907--26.73,706,21760,609,594--16.42.23.5

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.

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 2015/16, Northern Beaches Council area: 97,597 people 2014/15, Northern Beaches Council area: 78,716 people 2013/14, Northern Beaches Council area: 88,114 people 2012/13, Northern Beaches Council area: 79,206 people 2011/12, Northern Beaches Council area: 82,017 people 2010/11, Northern Beaches Council area: 83,862 people 2009/10, Northern Beaches Council area: 74,004 people 2008/09, Northern Beaches Council area: 80,526 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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