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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2016/17, there were an average of 224,781 international visitors to the NSROC Region. Average length stay for international visitors was 36.0 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
NSROC Region - 2009/10 to 2016/17NSROC RegionNew South WalesNSROC Region 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 average224,7817,958,435--36.04,534,39880,696,776--17.84.99.8
2016/17300,6109,441,618+8.231.45,382,27692,293,840+6.617.15.610.2
2015/16259,6558,730,397+14.633.64,833,51686,575,193+9.017.95.410.1
2014/15192,2897,621,765+9.639.64,403,68479,453,624+5.818.04.49.6
2013/14186,0996,955,873-1.237.44,156,87075,097,821+7.218.14.59.3
2012/13184,9907,042,523+18.638.13,895,37970,063,401+5.218.04.810.1
2011/12179,6855,940,366-1.933.13,656,99166,573,737+0.718.24.98.9
2010/11175,3286,056,562+25.434.53,821,03666,132,998+8.717.34.69.2
2009/10149,1994,831,074--32.43,772,78060,866,347--16.14.07.9

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016/17.

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 2016/17, NSROC Region: 300,610 people 2015/16, NSROC Region: 259,655 people 2014/15, NSROC Region: 192,289 people 2013/14, NSROC Region: 186,099 people 2012/13, NSROC Region: 184,990 people 2011/12, NSROC Region: 179,685 people 2010/11, NSROC Region: 175,328 people 2009/10, NSROC Region: 149,199 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016/17.
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