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The Hills Shire

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 182,640 domestic overnight visitors to The Hills Shire. Average length stay for domestic daytrip visitors was 2.9 days, similar to 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

Domestic overnight visitors
The Hills Shire - 2010/11 to 2017/18The Hills ShireNew South WalesThe Hills Shire 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 average182,640528,671--2.933,009,72791,772,526--2.80.60.6
2017/18162,244440,234-29.12.737,026,140101,583,488+6.72.70.40.4
2016/17209,734620,682-5.43.034,238,15995,228,947+5.62.80.60.7
2015/16219,037656,023+65.33.032,692,67690,198,855+3.82.80.70.7
2014/15154,676396,966-25.02.631,212,28986,926,491+2.42.80.50.5
2013/14167,578529,452+46.73.229,997,06484,924,848+1.42.80.60.6
2012/13143,753360,922-36.32.528,867,59383,735,574+1.72.90.50.4
2011/12192,714566,548+43.72.928,155,83282,316,358-0.22.90.70.7
2010/11138,907394,343--2.828,521,33582,465,665--2.90.50.5

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey 2017/18.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.

Domestic overnight visitors
Domestic overnight visitors 2017/18, The Hills Shire: 162,244 people 2016/17, The Hills Shire: 209,734 people 2015/16, The Hills Shire: 219,037 people 2014/15, The Hills Shire: 154,676 people 2013/14, The Hills Shire: 167,578 people 2012/13, The Hills Shire: 143,753 people 2011/12, The Hills Shire: 192,714 people 2010/11, The Hills Shire: 138,907 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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