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Limestone Coast region

Tourism visitor summary

For 2017/18, there were 285,289 international visitors nights in the Limestone Coast region, accounting for 10.0% 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
Limestone Coast region - 2010/11 to 2017/18Limestone Coast regionSouth Australia
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2017/18285,2891,707,899849,67310,573,77323,425,82213,256,131
2016/17356,3311,637,861698,66010,886,89621,215,60112,946,466
2015/16207,7451,595,453706,0199,592,63821,262,25213,414,198
2014/15224,7141,598,466838,4558,970,74120,225,66211,663,319
2013/14184,3361,206,102494,1229,435,44719,434,27911,881,333
2012/13338,6821,220,091581,83510,396,03518,791,78711,393,591
2011/12292,8731,504,340633,9559,210,84718,620,52011,700,685
2010/11138,5451,425,980523,5448,623,56718,464,34110,794,967

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.

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

Visitor nights - Percentage
Limestone Coast region - 2010/11 to 2017/18Limestone Coast regionSouth Australia
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2017/1810.060.129.922.449.628.1
2016/1713.260.825.924.247.128.7
2015/168.363.628.121.748.030.3
2014/158.460.131.522.049.528.5
2013/149.864.026.223.247.729.2
2012/1315.857.027.225.646.328.1
2011/1212.061.926.123.347.129.6
2010/116.668.325.122.848.728.5

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.

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

Breakup of visitor nights 2017/18
Breakup of visitor nights 2017/18 Limestone Coast region, Domestic Daytrips: 29.9% Limestone Coast region, Domestic Visitor Nights: 60.1% Limestone Coast region, International Visitor Nights: 10.0% South Australia, Domestic Daytrips: 28.1% South Australia, Domestic Visitor Nights: 49.6% South Australia, International Visitor Nights: 22.4%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 849,673 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,707,899 nights International Visitor Nights: 285,289 nights Domestic Daytrips: 698,660 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,637,861 nights International Visitor Nights: 356,331 nights Domestic Daytrips: 706,019 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,595,453 nights International Visitor Nights: 207,745 nights Domestic Daytrips: 838,455 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,598,466 nights International Visitor Nights: 224,714 nights Domestic Daytrips: 494,122 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,206,102 nights International Visitor Nights: 184,336 nights Domestic Daytrips: 581,835 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,220,091 nights International Visitor Nights: 338,682 nights Domestic Daytrips: 633,955 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,504,340 nights International Visitor Nights: 292,873 nights Domestic Daytrips: 523,544 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,425,980 nights International Visitor Nights: 138,545 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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