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Tourism visitor summary

For 2017/18, there were 1,945,895 international visitors nights in City of Port Phillip, accounting for 54.9% 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.

Please note - the 2016/17 surveys use 2016 Census based SA2s and are not normally available at LGA level. .id have combined SA2s to form a best fit to LGA boundaries using a slightly different methodology to previous surveys, so users may notice some small differences between numbers here and those in the previous version of this table, for the earlier years. This difference is expected to be within the parameters of sample size variability.

Tourism Research Australia – Survey data

Visitor nights - Numbers
City of Port Phillip - 2010/11 to 2017/18City of Port PhillipVictoria
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2017/181,945,8951,143,163456,79868,570,02871,158,46552,479,564
2016/172,161,182832,266453,05367,160,00765,949,40648,553,857
2015/162,161,6731,071,376375,45758,555,47062,249,91347,028,546
2014/151,701,0601,064,035382,61254,423,96459,116,17343,765,053
2013/141,510,624803,760462,95047,502,51857,371,88242,843,991
2012/131,913,224790,692440,38646,905,95055,976,29143,813,364
2011/121,661,361804,831386,37443,478,83553,903,03644,054,400
2010/111,318,0221,065,383436,96940,879,87552,023,53340,520,112

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.

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

Visitor nights - Percentage
City of Port Phillip - 2010/11 to 2017/18City of Port PhillipVictoria
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2017/1854.932.212.935.737.027.3
2016/1762.724.113.137.036.326.7
2015/1659.929.710.434.937.128.0
2014/1554.033.812.234.637.627.8
2013/1454.428.916.732.238.829.0
2012/1360.825.114.032.038.229.9
2011/1258.228.213.530.738.131.1
2010/1146.737.815.530.639.030.4

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.

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

Breakup of visitor nights 2017/18
Breakup of visitor nights 2017/18 City of Port Phillip, Domestic Daytrips: 12.9% City of Port Phillip, Domestic Visitor Nights: 32.2% City of Port Phillip, International Visitor Nights: 54.9% Victoria, Domestic Daytrips: 27.3% Victoria, Domestic Visitor Nights: 37.0% Victoria, International Visitor Nights: 35.7%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 456,798 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,143,163 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,945,895 nights Domestic Daytrips: 453,053 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 832,266 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,161,182 nights Domestic Daytrips: 375,457 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,071,376 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,161,673 nights Domestic Daytrips: 382,612 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,064,035 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,701,060 nights Domestic Daytrips: 462,950 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 803,760 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,510,624 nights Domestic Daytrips: 440,386 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 790,692 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,913,224 nights Domestic Daytrips: 386,374 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 804,831 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,661,361 nights Domestic Daytrips: 436,969 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,065,383 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,318,022 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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