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Limestone Coast region

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2018/19, there were an average of 48,557 international visitors to the Limestone Coast region. Average length stay for international visitors was 5.4 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 2018/19Limestone 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 average48,557263,393--5.4654,77510,114,642--15.57.42.6
2018/1945,541251,786-11.25.5700,2059,498,770-9.513.66.52.7
2017/1852,958283,616-19.55.4699,01610,492,130-6.315.07.62.7
2016/1749,835352,408+70.27.1661,29211,196,740+14.416.97.53.2
2015/1648,420207,012-6.84.3622,8709,789,211+2.015.77.82.1
2014/1546,034222,144+24.14.8590,4939,596,358-3.116.37.82.3
2013/1443,119178,960-51.84.2600,9179,906,113-20.816.57.21.8
2012/1347,053370,993+25.47.9619,01912,514,163+23.720.27.63.0
2011/1247,787295,895+95.26.2542,86210,120,053+10.618.68.82.9
2010/1147,667151,600--3.2598,4609,147,313--15.38.01.7

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.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

International visitors
International visitors 2018/19, Limestone Coast region: 45,541 people 2017/18, Limestone Coast region: 52,958 people 2016/17, Limestone Coast region: 49,835 people 2015/16, Limestone Coast region: 48,420 people 2014/15, Limestone Coast region: 46,034 people 2013/14, Limestone Coast region: 43,119 people 2012/13, Limestone Coast region: 47,053 people 2011/12, Limestone Coast region: 47,787 people 2010/11, Limestone Coast region: 47,667 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
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