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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Tourism visitor summary

For 2017/18, there were 120,546 international visitors nights in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, accounting for 6.5% 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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - 2010/11 to 2017/18RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula RegionSouth Australia
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2017/18120,5461,359,501369,96310,573,77323,425,82213,256,131
2016/17166,6011,722,372414,46010,886,89621,215,60112,946,466
2015/16138,8341,403,712399,8709,592,63821,262,25213,414,198
2014/15185,7651,870,397340,8888,970,74120,225,66211,663,319
2013/14137,8691,404,187297,5779,435,44719,434,27911,881,333
2012/13165,6871,386,254319,90210,396,03518,791,78711,393,591
2011/12265,2331,667,410360,8479,210,84718,620,52011,700,685
2010/11129,5911,441,537439,7028,623,56718,464,34110,794,967

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - 2010/11 to 2017/18RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula RegionSouth Australia
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2017/186.573.520.022.449.628.1
2016/177.274.818.024.247.128.7
2015/167.172.320.621.748.030.3
2014/157.778.014.222.049.528.5
2013/147.576.316.223.247.729.2
2012/138.974.117.125.646.328.1
2011/1211.672.715.723.347.129.6
2010/116.471.721.922.848.728.5

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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, Domestic Daytrips: 20.0% RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, Domestic Visitor Nights: 73.5% RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, International Visitor Nights: 6.5% South Australia, Domestic Daytrips: 28.1% South Australia, Domestic Visitor Nights: 49.6% South Australia, International Visitor Nights: 22.4%
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: 369,963 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,359,501 nights International Visitor Nights: 120,546 nights Domestic Daytrips: 414,460 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,722,372 nights International Visitor Nights: 166,601 nights Domestic Daytrips: 399,870 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,403,712 nights International Visitor Nights: 138,834 nights Domestic Daytrips: 340,888 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,870,397 nights International Visitor Nights: 185,765 nights Domestic Daytrips: 297,577 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,404,187 nights International Visitor Nights: 137,869 nights Domestic Daytrips: 319,902 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,386,254 nights International Visitor Nights: 165,687 nights Domestic Daytrips: 360,847 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,667,410 nights International Visitor Nights: 265,233 nights Domestic Daytrips: 439,702 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,441,537 nights International Visitor Nights: 129,591 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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