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Sydney Eastern Suburbs

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 205,675 international visitors to the Sydney Eastern Suburbs. Average length stay for international visitors was 36.7 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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs - 2010/11 to 2017/18Sydney Eastern SuburbsNew South WalesSydney Eastern Suburbs 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 average205,6757,499,062--36.74,905,23285,506,090--17.54.28.7
2017/18261,0859,350,691+7.535.85,749,55194,109,972+2.016.44.59.9
2016/17241,8558,696,202+22.936.05,382,27692,293,840+6.617.14.59.4
2015/16207,2047,077,797+7.934.24,833,51686,575,193+9.017.94.38.2
2014/15163,6976,560,272+12.940.14,403,94779,453,624+5.818.03.78.3
2013/14154,5355,810,350+6.737.64,156,87075,097,821+7.218.13.77.7
2012/13151,2525,443,497-3.236.03,895,37970,063,401+5.218.03.97.8
2011/12149,0465,621,212+3.237.73,656,99166,573,737+0.718.24.18.4
2010/11149,4615,448,257--36.53,821,03666,132,998--17.33.98.2

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 261,085 people 2016/17, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 241,855 people 2015/16, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 207,204 people 2014/15, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 163,697 people 2013/14, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 154,535 people 2012/13, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 151,252 people 2011/12, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 149,046 people 2010/11, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 149,461 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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