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RDA BGLAP Region

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 9,140 international visitors to RDA BGLAP Region. Average length stay for international visitors was 19.4 days, higher than the average for South 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
RDA BGLAP Region - 2010/11 to 2017/18RDA BGLAP RegionSouth AustraliaRDA BGLAP Region as a % of South 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 average9,140175,532--19.4631,7819,891,898--15.71.51.8
2017/1810,689135,729-38.712.7700,66210,573,772-2.915.11.51.3
2016/1710,853221,280--20.4656,95810,886,895+13.516.61.72.0
2015/16--------628,5789,592,638+6.915.30.70.6
2014/1511,299353,291+219.731.3586,6028,970,740-4.915.31.93.9
2013/148,316110,495-8.313.3586,1069,435,447-9.216.11.41.2
2012/136,803120,532+7.117.7558,06410,396,034+12.918.61.21.2
2011/126,142112,516+127.018.3509,9429,210,846+6.818.11.21.2
2010/118,66549,577--5.7586,3458,623,566--14.71.50.6

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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, RDA BGLAP Region: 10,689 people 2016/17, RDA BGLAP Region: 10,853 people 2014/15, RDA BGLAP Region: 11,299 people 2013/14, RDA BGLAP Region: 8,316 people 2012/13, RDA BGLAP Region: 6,803 people 2011/12, RDA BGLAP Region: 6,142 people 2010/11, RDA BGLAP Region: 8,665 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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