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Tourism visitor summary

For 2017/18, there were 1,490,890 international visitors nights in Sunshine Coast Council area, accounting for 11.9% 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
Sunshine Coast Council area - 2010/11 to 2017/18Sunshine Coast Council areaRegional QLD
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2017/181,490,8906,533,7634,463,34225,075,79766,307,52926,219,657
2016/171,317,0546,802,4713,995,05924,781,01661,276,50724,420,643
2015/161,251,2976,583,0834,003,29224,444,90358,772,48425,338,169
2014/151,103,7857,246,3223,839,19723,949,45958,593,86425,099,068
2013/141,339,6127,018,0983,664,43622,667,62656,916,49423,665,182
2012/131,475,3416,694,0194,066,33323,293,82158,718,03125,712,274
2011/121,405,1156,202,3263,667,78822,089,94258,639,61323,909,973
2010/111,414,9936,805,5463,048,54721,405,16952,318,77021,763,922

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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
Sunshine Coast Council area - 2010/11 to 2017/18Sunshine Coast Council areaRegional QLD
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2017/1811.952.335.721.356.422.3
2016/1710.956.233.022.455.522.1
2015/1610.655.633.822.554.123.3
2014/159.159.431.522.254.423.3
2013/1411.158.430.522.055.122.9
2012/1312.154.733.221.654.523.9
2011/1212.555.032.521.156.022.8
2010/1112.660.427.122.454.822.8

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 Regional QLD, Domestic Daytrips: 22.3% Regional QLD, Domestic Visitor Nights: 56.4% Regional QLD, International Visitor Nights: 21.3% Sunshine Coast Council area, Domestic Daytrips: 35.7% Sunshine Coast Council area, Domestic Visitor Nights: 52.3% Sunshine Coast Council area, International Visitor Nights: 11.9%
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: 4,463,342 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 6,533,763 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,490,890 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,995,059 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 6,802,471 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,317,054 nights Domestic Daytrips: 4,003,292 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 6,583,083 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,251,297 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,839,197 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 7,246,322 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,103,785 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,664,436 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 7,018,098 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,339,612 nights Domestic Daytrips: 4,066,333 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 6,694,019 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,475,341 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,667,788 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 6,202,326 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,405,115 nights Domestic Daytrips: 3,048,547 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 6,805,546 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,414,993 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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