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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2018/19, there were an average of 135,852 international visitors to the City of Parramatta. Average length stay for international visitors was 27.7 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
City of Parramatta - 2010/11 to 2018/19City of ParramattaNew South WalesCity of Parramatta 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 average135,8523,733,851--27.75,196,73089,727,472--17.32.64.1
2018/19161,4734,523,674+14.528.05,799,60297,921,256+4.216.92.84.6
2017/18157,7793,952,019-3.325.05,753,48893,991,977+2.616.32.74.2
2016/17138,5574,087,121+37.629.55,312,13991,634,939+6.517.32.64.5
2015/16123,0642,969,723-5.324.14,769,08686,078,707+8.918.02.63.5
2014/1598,3853,136,718+11.031.94,349,33479,010,481+5.418.22.34.0
2013/1491,7062,826,775+21.730.84,145,06074,975,083+7.518.12.23.8
2012/1380,5852,323,179+11.628.83,893,37869,764,107+4.717.92.13.3
2011/1270,5092,080,908-27.529.53,675,33166,617,520+0.818.11.93.1
2010/1170,9802,869,830--40.43,821,12566,118,596--17.31.94.3

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.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, City of Parramatta: 161,473 people 2017/18, City of Parramatta: 157,779 people 2016/17, City of Parramatta: 138,557 people 2015/16, City of Parramatta: 123,064 people 2014/15, City of Parramatta: 98,385 people 2013/14, City of Parramatta: 91,706 people 2012/13, City of Parramatta: 80,585 people 2011/12, City of Parramatta: 70,509 people 2010/11, City of Parramatta: 70,980 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
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