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Northern Tasmania Region

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2018/19, there were an average of 121,826 international visitors to the Northern Tasmania Region. Average length stay for international visitors was 8.1 days, higher than the average for Tasmania.

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 Tasmania Region - 2010/11 to 2018/19Northern Tasmania RegionTasmaniaNorthern Tasmania Region as a % of Tasmania
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average121,826959,507--8.1535,6724,007,076--7.622.924.6
2018/19142,3051,010,280+4.47.1654,1104,471,723-14.56.821.822.6
2017/18151,885967,601-8.86.4660,4135,232,852+37.47.923.018.5
2016/17120,8951,060,911+18.18.8542,0783,809,197+12.87.022.327.9
2015/16104,775898,705+4.58.6452,7873,375,669+7.37.523.126.6
2014/1589,268860,038+53.89.6368,9733,145,937+19.58.524.227.3
2013/1475,582559,354-24.77.4318,2892,631,617-17.88.323.821.3
2012/1362,650742,413-6.711.9280,1733,201,042+14.111.422.423.2
2011/1262,874795,898+19.112.7279,4872,806,250-0.210.022.528.4
2010/1166,486668,394--10.1305,2292,811,915--9.221.823.8

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.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 Tasmania Region: 142,305 people 2017/18, Northern Tasmania Region: 151,885 people 2016/17, Northern Tasmania Region: 120,895 people 2015/16, Northern Tasmania Region: 104,775 people 2014/15, Northern Tasmania Region: 89,268 people 2013/14, Northern Tasmania Region: 75,582 people 2012/13, Northern Tasmania Region: 62,650 people 2011/12, Northern Tasmania Region: 62,874 people 2010/11, Northern Tasmania Region: 66,486 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
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