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Northern Tasmania Region

Tourism visitor summary

For 2017/18, there were 981,106 international visitors nights in the Northern Tasmania Region, accounting for 16.7% 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.

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 Tasmania Region - 2010/11 to 2017/18Northern Tasmania RegionTasmania
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2017/18981,1062,911,7791,968,6655,215,39011,157,7595,923,856
2016/171,107,8172,580,0622,275,3963,939,53810,906,6765,644,586
2015/16853,7702,355,9612,141,6553,385,8939,815,1305,755,923
2014/15870,1782,334,0331,964,3563,214,7419,060,6045,313,758
2013/14571,5941,968,2211,575,2222,673,4259,263,1955,164,251
2012/13755,2332,328,7801,789,5293,222,3198,742,6094,909,611
2011/12814,1092,265,5081,693,3662,804,2298,646,4784,886,998
2010/11661,6782,212,0811,491,2422,829,3967,585,6114,192,427

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.

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

Visitor nights - Percentage
Northern Tasmania Region - 2010/11 to 2017/18Northern Tasmania RegionTasmania
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2017/1816.749.733.623.450.026.6
2016/1718.643.338.219.253.227.5
2015/1616.044.040.017.951.830.4
2014/1516.845.238.018.351.530.2
2013/1413.947.838.315.654.230.2
2012/1315.547.836.719.151.829.1
2011/1217.147.535.517.252.929.9
2010/1115.250.734.219.451.928.7

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.

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

Breakup of visitor nights 2017/18
Breakup of visitor nights 2017/18 Northern Tasmania Region, Domestic Daytrips: 33.6% Northern Tasmania Region, Domestic Visitor Nights: 49.7% Northern Tasmania Region, International Visitor Nights: 16.7% Tasmania, Domestic Daytrips: 26.6% Tasmania, Domestic Visitor Nights: 50.0% Tasmania, International Visitor Nights: 23.4%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,968,665 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,911,779 nights International Visitor Nights: 981,106 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,275,396 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,580,062 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,107,817 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,141,655 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,355,961 nights International Visitor Nights: 853,770 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,964,356 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,334,033 nights International Visitor Nights: 870,178 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,575,222 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,968,221 nights International Visitor Nights: 571,594 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,789,529 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,328,780 nights International Visitor Nights: 755,233 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,693,366 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,265,508 nights International Visitor Nights: 814,109 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,491,242 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,212,081 nights International Visitor Nights: 661,678 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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