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Limestone Coast region

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 49,389 international visitors to the Limestone Coast region. Average length stay for international visitors was 5.1 days, lower than the average for South Australia.

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
Limestone Coast region - 2010/11 to 2017/18Limestone Coast regionSouth AustraliaLimestone Coast region as a % of South Australia
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average49,389251,682--5.1631,7819,891,898--15.77.82.5
2017/1853,086285,288-19.95.4700,66210,573,772-2.915.17.62.7
2016/1751,034356,331+71.57.0656,95810,886,895+13.516.67.83.3
2015/1650,476207,744-7.64.1628,5789,592,638+6.915.38.02.2
2014/1548,371224,713+21.94.6586,6028,970,740-4.915.38.32.5
2013/1443,979184,335-45.64.2586,1069,435,447-9.216.17.52.0
2012/1345,769338,681+15.67.4558,06410,396,034+12.918.68.23.3
2011/1247,597292,872+111.46.2509,9429,210,846+6.818.19.33.2
2010/1147,341138,545--2.9586,3458,623,566--14.78.11.6

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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, Limestone Coast region: 53,086 people 2016/17, Limestone Coast region: 51,034 people 2015/16, Limestone Coast region: 50,476 people 2014/15, Limestone Coast region: 48,371 people 2013/14, Limestone Coast region: 43,979 people 2012/13, Limestone Coast region: 45,769 people 2011/12, Limestone Coast region: 47,597 people 2010/11, Limestone Coast region: 47,341 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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