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RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Tourism visitor summary

For 2017/18, there were 346,874 international visitors nights in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, accounting for 5.5% 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
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - 2010/11 to 2017/18RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo IslandSouth Australia
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2017/18346,8742,749,3433,175,41710,573,77323,425,82213,256,131
2016/17379,2602,495,1863,053,65610,886,89621,215,60112,946,466
2015/16412,4742,529,4753,280,2559,592,63821,262,25213,414,198
2014/15258,2722,100,7612,601,0378,970,74120,225,66211,663,319
2013/14358,8472,409,1113,037,9419,435,44719,434,27911,881,333
2012/13297,8012,474,2842,748,20210,396,03518,791,78711,393,591
2011/12272,3242,248,6042,643,8169,210,84718,620,52011,700,685
2010/11276,9992,563,8142,698,8458,623,56718,464,34110,794,967

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - 2010/11 to 2017/18RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo IslandSouth Australia
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2017/185.543.850.622.449.628.1
2016/176.442.151.524.247.128.7
2015/166.640.752.721.748.030.3
2014/155.242.452.422.049.528.5
2013/146.241.552.323.247.729.2
2012/135.444.849.825.646.328.1
2011/125.343.551.223.347.129.6
2010/115.046.348.722.848.728.5

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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, Domestic Daytrips: 50.6% RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, Domestic Visitor Nights: 43.8% RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, International Visitor Nights: 5.5% South Australia, Domestic Daytrips: 28.1% South Australia, Domestic Visitor Nights: 49.6% South Australia, International Visitor Nights: 22.4%
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: 3,175,417 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,749,343 nights International Visitor Nights: 346,874 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,053,656 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,495,186 nights International Visitor Nights: 379,260 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,280,255 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,529,475 nights International Visitor Nights: 412,474 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,601,037 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,100,761 nights International Visitor Nights: 258,272 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,037,941 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,409,111 nights International Visitor Nights: 358,847 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,748,202 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,474,284 nights International Visitor Nights: 297,801 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,643,816 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,248,604 nights International Visitor Nights: 272,324 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,698,845 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 2,563,814 nights International Visitor Nights: 276,999 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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