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South West RED Region

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 11,818 international visitors to the South West RED Region. Average length stay for international visitors was 19.5 days, higher than the average for Queensland.

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
South West RED Region - 2010/11 to 2017/18South West RED RegionQueenslandSouth West RED Region as a % of Queensland
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average11,818235,753--19.54,021,03448,270,134--12.10.30.5
2017/189,614178,911+1.318.64,597,56151,978,138+2.011.30.20.3
2016/1711,210176,617-1.415.84,332,47350,938,080+5.211.80.30.4
2015/1611,608179,043-14.915.44,025,21448,424,435+3.112.00.30.4
2014/1512,916210,329-51.516.33,723,39646,977,193+9.212.60.40.5
2013/1413,741433,865+42.131.63,426,52543,032,822-4.012.60.41.0
2012/1311,533305,238-28.326.53,526,54344,840,737+9.912.70.30.7
2011/1213,198425,395+72.332.23,371,17040,789,227+3.112.10.41.0
2010/1114,025246,899--17.63,595,46039,548,405--11.00.40.6

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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, South West RED Region: 9,614 people 2016/17, South West RED Region: 11,210 people 2015/16, South West RED Region: 11,608 people 2014/15, South West RED Region: 12,916 people 2013/14, South West RED Region: 13,741 people 2012/13, South West RED Region: 11,533 people 2011/12, South West RED Region: 13,198 people 2010/11, South West RED Region: 14,025 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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