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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 56,297 international visitors to the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. Average length stay for international visitors was 27.8 days, higher than the average for Queensland.

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 Darling Downs and South West Region - 2010/11 to 2017/18RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionQueenslandRDA Darling Downs and South West Region as a % of Queensland
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average56,2971,566,692--27.84,021,03448,270,134--12.11.43.3
2017/1860,1501,603,095+7.526.74,597,56151,978,138+2.011.31.33.1
2016/1756,3251,491,588+11.026.54,332,47350,938,080+5.211.81.32.9
2015/1651,1891,343,292-22.926.24,025,21448,424,435+3.112.01.32.8
2014/1559,0121,741,473+5.329.53,723,39646,977,193+9.212.61.63.7
2013/1454,8111,654,011+7.230.23,426,52543,032,822-4.012.61.63.8
2012/1353,6841,543,402+6.328.73,526,54344,840,737+9.912.71.53.4
2011/1258,6941,451,526+12.824.73,371,17040,789,227+3.112.11.73.6
2010/1158,1141,286,802--22.13,595,46039,548,405--11.01.63.3

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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 Darling Downs and South West Region: 60,150 people 2016/17, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 56,325 people 2015/16, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 51,189 people 2014/15, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 59,012 people 2013/14, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 54,811 people 2012/13, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 53,684 people 2011/12, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 58,694 people 2010/11, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 58,114 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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