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Noosa Shire Council area

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 147,350 international visitors to Noosa Shire Council area. Average length stay for international visitors was 6.2 days, lower than the average for Regional QLD.

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
Noosa Shire Council area - 2010/11 to 2017/18Noosa Shire Council areaRegional QLDNoosa Shire Council area as a % of Regional QLD
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average147,350902,791--6.22,772,78924,183,760--8.85.33.7
2017/18165,327857,219-21.55.23,124,85425,075,796+1.28.05.33.4
2016/17171,0021,091,794+23.56.43,012,81924,781,016+1.48.25.74.4
2015/16147,039884,326-0.16.02,767,35024,444,902+2.18.85.33.6
2014/15137,438885,281+11.36.42,576,27323,949,458+5.79.35.33.7
2013/14115,944795,332+19.56.92,382,64922,667,625-2.79.54.93.5
2012/13113,980665,714-19.55.82,445,60923,293,821+5.49.54.72.9
2011/12112,771827,086-8.87.32,375,30922,089,942+3.29.34.83.7
2010/11128,221906,376--7.12,565,41321,405,169--8.35.04.2

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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, Noosa Shire Council area: 165,327 people 2016/17, Noosa Shire Council area: 171,002 people 2015/16, Noosa Shire Council area: 147,039 people 2014/15, Noosa Shire Council area: 137,438 people 2013/14, Noosa Shire Council area: 115,944 people 2012/13, Noosa Shire Council area: 113,980 people 2011/12, Noosa Shire Council area: 112,771 people 2010/11, Noosa Shire Council area: 128,221 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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