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Sutherland Shire

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2018/19, there were an average of 34,578 international visitors to Sutherland Shire. Average length stay for international visitors was 18.3 days, higher than the average for New South Wales.

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
Sutherland Shire - 2010/11 to 2018/19Sutherland ShireNew South WalesSutherland Shire as a % of New South Wales
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average34,578635,615--18.35,196,73089,727,472--17.30.70.7
2018/1940,820641,302-22.315.75,799,60297,921,256+4.216.90.70.7
2017/1841,015824,833+10.420.15,753,48893,991,977+2.616.30.70.9
2016/1735,418747,323+32.721.15,312,13991,634,939+6.517.30.70.8
2015/1630,809563,256+40.318.34,769,08686,078,707+8.918.00.70.7
2014/1524,828401,363-33.316.24,349,33479,010,481+5.418.20.60.5
2013/1427,338601,678+5.822.04,145,06074,975,083+7.518.10.70.8
2012/1323,759568,826-6.023.93,893,37869,764,107+4.717.90.60.8
2011/1226,630605,348+14.522.73,675,33166,617,520+0.818.10.70.9
2010/1124,076528,816--22.03,821,12566,118,596--17.30.60.8

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.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 2018/19, Sutherland Shire: 40,820 people 2017/18, Sutherland Shire: 41,015 people 2016/17, Sutherland Shire: 35,418 people 2015/16, Sutherland Shire: 30,809 people 2014/15, Sutherland Shire: 24,828 people 2013/14, Sutherland Shire: 27,338 people 2012/13, Sutherland Shire: 23,759 people 2011/12, Sutherland Shire: 26,630 people 2010/11, Sutherland Shire: 24,076 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
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