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Sutherland Shire

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 31,044 international visitors to Sutherland Shire. Average length stay for international visitors was 19.8 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 2017/18Sutherland 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 average31,044618,828--19.84,905,23285,506,090--17.50.60.7
2017/1841,143829,502+13.820.25,749,55194,109,972+2.016.40.70.9
2016/1734,449729,053+32.121.25,382,27692,293,840+6.617.10.60.8
2015/1629,513551,788+38.218.74,833,51686,575,193+9.017.90.60.6
2014/1524,154399,151-31.716.54,403,94779,453,624+5.818.00.60.5
2013/1425,961584,648+3.522.54,156,87075,097,821+7.218.10.60.8
2012/1322,842565,152-5.324.73,895,37970,063,401+5.218.00.60.8
2011/1225,277596,570+17.323.63,656,99166,573,737+0.718.20.70.9
2010/1122,876508,684--22.23,821,03666,132,998--17.30.60.8

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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, Sutherland Shire: 41,143 people 2016/17, Sutherland Shire: 34,449 people 2015/16, Sutherland Shire: 29,513 people 2014/15, Sutherland Shire: 24,154 people 2013/14, Sutherland Shire: 25,961 people 2012/13, Sutherland Shire: 22,842 people 2011/12, Sutherland Shire: 25,277 people 2010/11, Sutherland Shire: 22,876 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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