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Town of Port Hedland

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 15,234 international visitors to the Town of Port Hedland. Average length stay for international visitors was 16.0 days, lower than the average for Western Australia.

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
Town of Port Hedland - 2010/11 to 2017/18Town of Port HedlandWestern AustraliaTown of Port Hedland as a % of Western Australia
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average15,234248,854--16.01,566,87527,749,814--17.91.00.9
2017/1813,30889,896-61.96.81,661,71726,794,276-4.416.10.80.3
2016/1716,014235,710+9.314.71,762,70928,042,106+1.415.90.90.8
2015/1613,860215,734-30.915.61,605,64727,664,936-4.117.20.90.8
2014/1517,044312,066-20.218.31,419,63428,842,363+5.220.31.21.1
2013/1415,944390,865+1.624.51,384,66827,405,387-1.819.81.21.4
2012/1310,911384,699+42.535.31,262,89127,919,683+8.622.10.91.4
2011/1213,877269,958+131.519.51,287,94425,703,958+14.820.01.11.1
2010/1111,882116,601--9.81,330,07522,381,886--16.80.90.5

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.

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 2017/18, Town of Port Hedland: 13,308 people 2016/17, Town of Port Hedland: 16,014 people 2015/16, Town of Port Hedland: 13,860 people 2014/15, Town of Port Hedland: 17,044 people 2013/14, Town of Port Hedland: 15,944 people 2012/13, Town of Port Hedland: 10,911 people 2011/12, Town of Port Hedland: 13,877 people 2010/11, Town of Port Hedland: 11,882 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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