Western Downs Regional Council area
Visitors and nights
In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 8,561 international visitors to Western Downs Regional Council area. Average length stay for international visitors was 25.4 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
|Western Downs Regional Council area - 2010/11 to 2017/18||Western Downs Regional Council area||Regional QLD||Western Downs Regional Council area as a % of Regional QLD|
|Year||Visitors||Visitor nights||% change from previous year||Average length of stay (days)||Visitors||Visitor nights||% change from previous year||Average length of stay (days)||Visitors||Visitor nights|
|5 year average||8,561||191,598||--||25.4||2,772,789||24,183,760||--||8.8||0.3||0.8||9999||45||17,130|
Source: Tourism Research Australia (opens a new window), Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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.