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The Hills Shire

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 30,737 international visitors to The Hills Shire. Average length stay for international visitors was 33.4 days, higher than the average for Greater Sydney.

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
The Hills Shire - 2010/11 to 2017/18The Hills ShireGreater SydneyThe Hills Shire as a % of Greater Sydney
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average30,7371,031,536--33.43,925,16873,438,069--18.80.81.4
2017/1840,0951,322,161+3.033.04,614,53281,393,308+2.917.60.91.6
2016/1739,3481,284,058+5.832.64,292,60679,094,693+6.418.40.91.6
2015/1626,9591,213,324+91.845.03,902,85374,344,723+8.619.00.71.6
2014/1523,055632,470-10.427.43,502,89368,430,511+7.019.50.70.9
2013/1424,227705,668+41.329.13,312,95463,927,111+5.919.30.71.1
2012/1318,359499,518-15.827.23,094,33060,354,917+6.319.50.60.8
2011/1220,926592,968+5.028.32,877,16156,790,464+0.719.70.71.0
2010/1121,037564,650--26.82,915,77356,384,853--19.30.71.0

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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, The Hills Shire: 40,095 people 2016/17, The Hills Shire: 39,348 people 2015/16, The Hills Shire: 26,959 people 2014/15, The Hills Shire: 23,055 people 2013/14, The Hills Shire: 24,227 people 2012/13, The Hills Shire: 18,359 people 2011/12, The Hills Shire: 20,926 people 2010/11, The Hills Shire: 21,037 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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