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Tourism visitor summary

For 2017/18, there were 9,350,692 international visitors nights in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs, accounting for 78.8% 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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs - 2010/11 to 2017/18Sydney Eastern SuburbsNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2017/189,350,6921,523,679993,70994,109,972101,583,48859,322,617
2016/178,696,2021,521,342933,14492,293,84295,228,94856,038,734
2015/167,077,7981,552,7101,269,37586,575,19390,198,85656,317,066
2014/156,560,2731,269,589925,50479,453,62586,926,49252,248,102
2013/145,810,3501,275,5331,050,67175,097,82184,924,84953,052,754
2012/135,443,4971,155,741577,08370,063,40283,735,57451,344,671
2011/125,621,2131,460,6141,041,02566,573,73882,316,35853,656,342
2010/115,448,2571,136,015839,55266,132,99882,465,66550,103,881

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs - 2010/11 to 2017/18Sydney Eastern SuburbsNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2017/1878.812.88.436.939.823.3
2016/1778.013.68.437.939.123.0
2015/1671.515.712.837.138.724.2
2014/1574.914.510.636.339.823.9
2013/1471.415.712.935.239.924.9
2012/1375.916.18.034.240.825.0
2011/1269.218.012.832.940.626.5
2010/1173.415.311.333.341.525.2

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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Domestic Daytrips: 8.4% Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Domestic Visitor Nights: 12.8% Sydney Eastern Suburbs, International Visitor Nights: 78.8% 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: 993,709 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,523,679 nights International Visitor Nights: 9,350,692 nights Domestic Daytrips: 933,144 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,521,342 nights International Visitor Nights: 8,696,202 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,269,375 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,552,710 nights International Visitor Nights: 7,077,798 nights Domestic Daytrips: 925,504 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,269,589 nights International Visitor Nights: 6,560,273 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,050,671 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,275,533 nights International Visitor Nights: 5,810,350 nights Domestic Daytrips: 577,083 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,155,741 nights International Visitor Nights: 5,443,497 nights Domestic Daytrips: 1,041,025 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,460,614 nights International Visitor Nights: 5,621,213 nights Domestic Daytrips: 839,552 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 1,136,015 nights International Visitor Nights: 5,448,257 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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