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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Tourism visitor summary

For 2017/18, there were 1,603,095 international visitors nights in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, accounting for 13.7% 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 Darling Downs and South West Region - 2010/11 to 2017/18RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionQueensland
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2017/181,603,0956,581,6893,477,51551,978,13986,778,84441,637,802
2016/171,491,5886,286,2823,187,24150,938,08080,729,25338,647,499
2015/161,343,2935,645,1383,223,66648,424,43576,702,68240,375,689
2014/151,741,4745,988,7773,461,76446,977,19376,645,94937,854,586
2013/141,654,0115,490,2982,892,86143,032,82373,477,55036,882,837
2012/131,543,4025,723,4533,699,96044,840,73874,292,51938,428,301
2011/121,451,5275,556,0223,047,91140,789,22874,139,11237,175,080
2010/111,286,8024,087,7383,000,97339,548,40669,289,68634,686,803

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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 Darling Downs and South West Region - 2010/11 to 2017/18RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionQueensland
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2017/1813.756.429.828.848.123.1
2016/1713.657.329.129.947.422.7
2015/1613.255.331.629.346.324.4
2014/1515.653.530.929.147.523.4
2013/1416.554.728.828.147.924.0
2012/1314.152.233.728.547.224.4
2011/1214.455.330.326.848.724.4
2010/1115.448.835.827.648.324.2

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 Darling Downs and South West Region, Domestic Daytrips: 29.8% RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Domestic Visitor Nights: 56.4% RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, International Visitor Nights: 13.7% Queensland, Domestic Daytrips: 23.1% Queensland, Domestic Visitor Nights: 48.1% Queensland, International Visitor Nights: 28.8%
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: 3,477,515 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 6,581,689 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,603,095 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,187,241 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 6,286,282 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,491,588 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,223,666 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 5,645,138 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,343,293 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,461,764 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 5,988,777 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,741,474 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,892,861 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 5,490,298 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,654,011 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,699,960 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 5,723,453 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,543,402 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,047,911 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 5,556,022 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,451,527 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,000,973 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 4,087,738 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,286,802 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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