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Tourism visitor summary

For 2017/18, there were 829,502 international visitors nights in Sutherland Shire, accounting for 29.0% 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
Sutherland Shire - 2010/11 to 2017/18Sutherland ShireNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2017/18829,502644,4441,390,06694,109,972101,583,48859,322,617
2016/17729,053928,2271,094,61792,293,84295,228,94856,038,734
2015/16551,789766,4351,115,12686,575,19390,198,85656,317,066
2014/15399,152827,496873,19779,453,62586,926,49252,248,102
2013/14584,648917,4481,102,94875,097,82184,924,84953,052,754
2012/13565,152634,017850,25670,063,40283,735,57451,344,671
2011/12596,571648,085896,95866,573,73882,316,35853,656,342
2010/11508,685842,604760,77666,132,99882,465,66550,103,881

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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
Sutherland Shire - 2010/11 to 2017/18Sutherland ShireNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2017/1829.022.548.536.939.823.3
2016/1726.533.739.837.939.123.0
2015/1622.731.545.837.138.724.2
2014/1519.039.441.636.339.823.9
2013/1422.435.242.335.239.924.9
2012/1327.630.941.534.240.825.0
2011/1227.930.341.932.940.626.5
2010/1124.139.936.033.341.525.2

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 Sutherland Shire, Domestic Daytrips: 48.5% Sutherland Shire, Domestic Visitor Nights: 22.5% Sutherland Shire, International Visitor Nights: 29.0% New South Wales, Domestic Daytrips: 23.3% New South Wales, Domestic Visitor Nights: 39.8% New South Wales, International Visitor Nights: 36.9%
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: 1,390,066 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 644,444 nights International Visitor Nights: 829,502 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,094,617 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 928,227 nights International Visitor Nights: 729,053 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,115,126 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 766,435 nights International Visitor Nights: 551,789 nights Domestic Daytrips: 873,197 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 827,496 nights International Visitor Nights: 399,152 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,102,948 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 917,448 nights International Visitor Nights: 584,648 nights Domestic Daytrips: 850,256 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 634,017 nights International Visitor Nights: 565,152 nights Domestic Daytrips: 896,958 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 648,085 nights International Visitor Nights: 596,571 nights Domestic Daytrips: 760,776 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 842,604 nights International Visitor Nights: 508,685 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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