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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Tourism visitor summary

For 2018/19, there were 1,409,398 international visitors nights in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, accounting for 11.6% 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 2018/19RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionQueensland
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2018/191,409,3986,943,4603,745,24153,205,83096,473,27946,772,437
2017/181,608,5476,525,5013,434,03452,197,19086,675,51941,267,984
2016/171,468,8926,227,5533,147,96750,614,10680,200,19138,197,973
2015/161,358,2505,645,1383,223,66648,338,27876,702,68240,375,689
2014/151,699,6135,988,7773,461,76446,855,00776,642,63537,837,188
2013/141,630,8525,490,2982,892,86143,175,47073,477,55036,852,935
2012/131,492,7665,723,4533,699,96045,079,30874,286,25838,393,889
2011/121,444,8055,556,0223,047,91140,838,12674,139,11237,134,573
2010/111,276,3674,087,7383,000,97339,056,63369,289,68634,680,828

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2018/19.

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 2018/19RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionQueensland
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2018/1911.657.431.027.149.123.8
2017/1813.956.429.729.048.122.9
2016/1713.557.429.029.947.522.6
2015/1613.355.231.529.246.424.4
2014/1515.253.731.029.047.523.5
2013/1416.354.828.928.147.924.0
2012/1313.752.433.928.647.124.3
2011/1214.455.330.326.848.724.4
2010/1115.348.935.927.348.424.2

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2018/19.

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

Breakup of visitor nights 2018/19
Breakup of visitor nights 2018/19 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Domestic Daytrips: 31.0% RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Domestic Visitor Nights: 57.4% RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, International Visitor Nights: 11.6% Queensland, Domestic Daytrips: 23.8% Queensland, Domestic Visitor Nights: 49.1% Queensland, International Visitor Nights: 27.1%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,745,241 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 6,943,460 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,409,398 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,434,034 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 6,525,501 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,608,547 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,147,967 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 6,227,553 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,468,892 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,223,666 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 5,645,138 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,358,250 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,461,764 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 5,988,777 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,699,613 nights Domestic Daytrips: 2,892,861 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 5,490,298 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,630,852 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,699,960 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 5,723,453 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,492,766 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,047,911 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 5,556,022 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,444,805 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,000,973 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 4,087,738 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,276,367 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
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