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Tourism visitor summary

For 2016/17, there were 2,408,848 international visitors nights in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region, accounting for 13.4% 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
RDA Sunshine Coast Region - 2012/13 to 2016/17RDA Sunshine Coast RegionQueensland
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2016/172,408,84810,545,9435,005,64950,938,08080,729,25338,647,499
2015/162,135,62410,042,8265,320,18948,424,43576,702,68240,375,689
2014/151,989,06710,099,2014,888,09646,977,19376,645,94937,854,586
2013/142,134,9459,707,3674,626,19743,032,82373,477,55036,882,837
2012/132,141,0559,678,9365,278,51844,840,73874,292,51938,428,301
2011/122,232,2029,246,3074,352,03640,789,22874,139,11237,175,080
2010/112,321,3699,378,7593,754,23139,548,40669,289,68634,686,803
2009/102,224,3619,132,0644,134,52638,501,58569,526,13333,102,560

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/17.

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

Visitor nights - Percentage
RDA Sunshine Coast Region - 2012/13 to 2016/17RDA Sunshine Coast RegionQueensland
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2016/1713.458.727.929.947.422.7
2015/1612.257.430.429.346.324.4
2014/1511.759.528.829.147.523.4
2013/1413.058.928.128.147.924.0
2012/1312.556.630.928.547.224.4
2011/1214.158.427.526.848.724.4
2010/1115.060.724.327.648.324.2
2009/1014.459.026.727.349.323.5

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/17.

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

Breakup of visitor nights, 2016/17
Breakup of visitor nights, 2016/17 RDA Sunshine Coast Region, Domestic Daytrips: 27.9% RDA Sunshine Coast Region, Domestic Visitor Nights: 58.7% RDA Sunshine Coast Region, International Visitor Nights: 13.4% Queensland, Domestic Daytrips: 22.7% Queensland, Domestic Visitor Nights: 47.4% Queensland, International Visitor Nights: 29.9%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/17.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 5,005,649 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 10,545,943 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,408,848 nights Domestic Daytrips: 5,320,189 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 10,042,826 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,135,624 nights Domestic Daytrips: 4,888,096 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 10,099,201 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,989,067 nights Domestic Daytrips: 4,626,197 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 9,707,367 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,134,945 nights Domestic Daytrips: 5,278,518 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 9,678,936 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,141,055 nights Domestic Daytrips: 4,352,036 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 9,246,307 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,232,202 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,754,231 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 9,378,759 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,321,369 nights Domestic Daytrips: 4,134,526 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 9,132,064 nights International Visitor Nights: 2,224,361 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/17.
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