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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 24,478 international visitors to the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region. Average length stay for international visitors was 6.4 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
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - 2010/11 to 2017/18RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula RegionSouth AustraliaRDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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 average24,478149,923--6.4631,7819,891,898--15.73.91.5
2017/1827,597120,546-27.64.4700,66210,573,772-2.915.13.91.1
2016/1731,347166,601+20.05.3656,95810,886,895+13.516.64.81.5
2015/1621,816138,834-25.36.4628,5789,592,638+6.915.33.51.5
2014/1525,468185,765+34.77.3586,6028,970,740-4.915.34.32.1
2013/1416,163137,868-16.88.5586,1069,435,447-9.216.12.81.5
2012/1317,906165,687-37.59.3558,06410,396,034+12.918.63.21.6
2011/1219,832265,232+104.713.4509,9429,210,846+6.818.13.92.9
2010/1119,700129,590--6.6586,3458,623,566--14.73.41.5

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 27,597 people 2016/17, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 31,347 people 2015/16, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 21,816 people 2014/15, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 25,468 people 2013/14, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 16,163 people 2012/13, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 17,906 people 2011/12, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 19,832 people 2010/11, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 19,700 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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