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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 200,825 international visitors to the NSROC Region. Average length stay for international visitors was 36.4 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 - 2008/09 to 2015/16NSROC 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 average200,8257,285,380--36.44,127,44375,552,726--18.34.99.6
2015/16260,0568,790,566+15.233.84,749,13786,572,307+9.018.25.510.2
2014/15192,4127,630,152+9.639.74,328,40879,453,005+5.818.44.59.6
2013/14186,4876,963,505-1.637.34,090,93375,098,293+7.218.44.69.3
2012/13185,2977,079,382+18.738.23,844,65670,063,401+5.218.24.810.1
2011/12179,8745,963,296-2.133.23,624,08266,573,737+0.718.45.09.0
2010/11175,4496,093,008+26.234.73,793,32566,132,974+8.717.44.69.2
2009/10149,5654,828,963-6.532.33,737,83960,866,347+0.416.34.07.9
2008/09155,8355,164,055--33.13,706,21760,609,594--16.44.28.5

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.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, NSROC Region: 260,056 people 2014/15, NSROC Region: 192,412 people 2013/14, NSROC Region: 186,487 people 2012/13, NSROC Region: 185,297 people 2011/12, NSROC Region: 179,874 people 2010/11, NSROC Region: 175,449 people 2009/10, NSROC Region: 149,565 people 2008/09, NSROC Region: 155,835 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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