RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2018/19, there were an average of 9,822 international visitors to the Southern Downs Regional Council area. Average length stay for international visitors was 41.2 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.

Data source

Tourism Research Australia – Survey data

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International visitors
Southern Downs Regional Council area - 2010/11 to 2018/19Southern Downs Regional Council areaQueenslandSouthern Downs Regional Council area 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 average9,822403,540--41.24,240,36350,242,082011.90.20.8
2018/199,220337,940-29.936.74,740,36053,205,829+1.911.20.20.6
2017/1812,806481,796-0.737.64,620,00652,197,189+3.111.30.30.9
2016/1711,190485,337+90.643.44,244,78350,614,105+4.711.90.31.0
2015/167,388254,625-44.434.53,943,00948,338,277+3.212.30.20.5
2014/158,503458,000+48.653.93,653,65746,855,007+8.512.80.21.0
2013/147,909308,137-13.939.03,389,36643,175,470-4.212.70.20.7
2012/137,527357,965+42.047.63,490,26845,079,307+10.412.90.20.8
2011/128,268252,018-12.030.53,338,48840,838,125+4.612.20.30.6
2010/1110,278286,444--27.93,534,75239,056,633011.00.30.7

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.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

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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