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City of Port Lincoln

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2018/19, there were an average of 7,913 international visitors to City of Port Lincoln. Average length stay for international visitors was 4.9 days, lower than the average for Regional SA.

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
City of Port Lincoln - 2010/11 to 2018/19City of Port LincolnRegional SACity of Port Lincoln as a % of Regional SA
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average7,91345,755--4.9232,2781,521,185--6.63.43.0
2018/19--------251,0251,482,960-4.15.92.74.6
2017/187,76521,579-48.72.8252,8281,546,847-8.46.13.11.4
2016/179,20842,051+48.34.6235,0201,688,498+20.37.23.92.5
2015/167,20628,362-59.13.9215,4811,403,397-5.46.53.32.0
2014/158,51869,379--8.1207,0361,484,225+8.87.24.14.7
2013/14--------206,5931,364,086-28.16.61.83.2
2012/135,52839,236-10.87.1222,2091,896,989+21.08.52.52.1
2011/126,87343,988+8.56.4194,8601,567,727+45.58.03.52.8
2010/114,17440,561--9.7220,7901,077,586--4.91.93.8

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.

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, City of Port Lincoln: 7,765 people 2016/17, City of Port Lincoln: 9,208 people 2015/16, City of Port Lincoln: 7,206 people 2014/15, City of Port Lincoln: 8,518 people 2012/13, City of Port Lincoln: 5,528 people 2011/12, City of Port Lincoln: 6,873 people 2010/11, City of Port Lincoln: 4,174 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
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