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Tourism visitor summary

For 2015/16, there were 8,790,566 international visitors nights in the NSROC Region, accounting for 65.8% 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.

Tourism Research Australia – Survey data

Visitor nights - Numbers
NSROC Region - 2008/09 to 2015/16NSROC RegionNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2015/168,790,5662,454,0002,114,53686,575,19391,739,47257,054,753
2014/157,630,1522,405,8771,897,08479,453,00688,586,13352,053,725
2013/146,963,5052,914,7762,200,02375,098,29385,878,65252,528,518
2012/137,079,3832,227,3642,073,81770,063,40283,735,57451,344,671
2011/125,963,2972,488,8002,078,71466,573,73882,316,35853,656,342
2010/116,093,0092,268,1421,802,14766,132,97482,465,66550,103,881
2009/104,828,9642,255,8731,615,61660,866,34877,080,94849,654,714
2008/095,164,0551,865,6901,431,49960,609,59476,942,34844,789,704

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.

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

Visitor nights - Percentage
NSROC Region - 2008/09 to 2015/16NSROC RegionNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2015/1665.818.415.836.839.024.2
2014/1563.920.215.936.140.223.7
2013/1457.724.118.235.240.224.6
2012/1362.219.618.234.240.825.0
2011/1256.623.619.732.940.626.5
2010/1160.022.317.733.341.525.2
2009/1055.525.918.632.441.126.5
2008/0961.022.016.933.242.224.6

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.

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

Breakup of visitor nights, 2015/16
Breakup of visitor nights, 2015/16 NSROC Region, Domestic Daytrips: 15.8% NSROC Region, Domestic Visitor Nights: 18.4% NSROC Region, International Visitor Nights: 65.8% New South Wales, Domestic Daytrips: 24.2% New South Wales, Domestic Visitor Nights: 39.0% New South Wales, International Visitor Nights: 36.8%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,114,536 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,454,000 nights International Visitor Nights: 8,790,566 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,897,084 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,405,877 nights International Visitor Nights: 7,630,152 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,200,023 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,914,776 nights International Visitor Nights: 6,963,505 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,073,817 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,227,364 nights International Visitor Nights: 7,079,383 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,078,714 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,488,800 nights International Visitor Nights: 5,963,297 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,802,147 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,268,142 nights International Visitor Nights: 6,093,009 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,615,616 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,255,873 nights International Visitor Nights: 4,828,964 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,431,499 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,865,690 nights International Visitor Nights: 5,164,055 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016.
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