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Toowoomba Regional Council area

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 24,042 international visitors to Toowoomba Regional Council area. Average length stay for international visitors was 27.5 days, higher than the average for Regional QLD.

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
Toowoomba Regional Council area - 2010/11 to 2017/18Toowoomba Regional Council areaRegional QLDToowoomba Regional Council area as a % of Regional QLD
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average24,042660,282--27.52,772,78924,183,760--8.80.92.7
2017/1826,270669,991+9.125.53,124,85425,075,796+1.28.00.82.7
2016/1724,651614,387-10.124.93,012,81924,781,016+1.48.20.82.5
2015/1621,434683,472-13.131.92,767,35024,444,902+2.18.80.82.8
2014/1525,314786,631+43.831.12,576,27323,949,458+5.79.31.03.3
2013/1422,544546,930+7.724.32,382,64922,667,625-2.79.51.02.4
2012/1322,132507,624+8.922.92,445,60923,293,821+5.49.50.92.2
2011/1225,358466,352-23.018.42,375,30922,089,942+3.29.31.12.1
2010/1124,336605,823--24.92,565,41321,405,169--8.31.02.8

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 26,270 people 2016/17, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 24,651 people 2015/16, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 21,434 people 2014/15, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 25,314 people 2013/14, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 22,544 people 2012/13, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 22,132 people 2011/12, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 25,358 people 2010/11, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 24,336 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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