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Tourism visitor summary

For 2016/17, there were 1,284,059 international visitors nights in The Hills Shire, accounting for 50.7% 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
The Hills Shire - 2012/13 to 2016/17The Hills ShireNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips International Visitor Nights Domestic Visitor Nights Domestic Daytrips
2016/171,284,059620,683626,63692,293,84295,228,94856,038,734
2015/161,213,325656,023508,65786,575,19390,198,85656,317,066
2014/15632,471396,967508,76579,453,62586,926,49252,248,102
2013/14705,669529,453493,73775,097,82184,924,84953,052,754
2012/13499,519360,922522,91870,063,40283,735,57451,344,671
2011/12592,968566,548526,78266,573,73882,316,35853,656,342
2010/11564,651394,344610,60666,132,99882,465,66550,103,881
2009/10436,930260,090--60,866,34877,083,49749,654,714

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/17.

Note: "--" represents unavailable data or data that has been suppressed due to a sample size of 40 or less.

Visitor nights - Percentage
The Hills Shire - 2012/13 to 2016/17The Hills ShireNew South Wales
YearInternational Visitor Nights(%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)International Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Visitor Nights (%)Domestic Daytrips (%)
2016/1750.724.524.837.939.123.0
2015/1651.027.621.437.138.724.2
2014/1541.125.833.136.339.823.9
2013/1440.830.628.635.239.924.9
2012/1336.126.137.834.240.825.0
2011/1235.233.631.232.940.626.5
2010/1136.025.138.933.341.525.2
2009/10------32.441.126.5

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/17.

Note: "--" represents unavailable data or data that has been suppressed due to a sample size of 40 or less.

Breakup of visitor nights, 2016/17
Breakup of visitor nights, 2016/17 The Hills Shire, Domestic Daytrips: 24.8% The Hills Shire, Domestic Visitor Nights: 24.5% The Hills Shire, International Visitor Nights: 50.7% New South Wales, Domestic Daytrips: 23.0% New South Wales, Domestic Visitor Nights: 39.1% New South Wales, International Visitor Nights: 37.9%
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/17.
Time series - Tourism nights
Time series - Tourism nights Domestic Daytrips: 626,636 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 620,683 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,284,059 nights Domestic Daytrips: 508,657 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 656,023 nights International Visitor Nights: 1,213,325 nights Domestic Daytrips: 508,765 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 396,967 nights International Visitor Nights: 632,471 nights Domestic Daytrips: 493,737 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 529,453 nights International Visitor Nights: 705,669 nights Domestic Daytrips: 522,918 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 360,922 nights International Visitor Nights: 499,519 nights Domestic Daytrips: 526,782 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 566,548 nights International Visitor Nights: 592,968 nights Domestic Daytrips: 610,606 daytrips Domestic Visitor Nights: 394,344 nights International Visitor Nights: 564,651 nights
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/17.
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