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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2018/19, there were an average of 26,729 international visitors to Toowoomba. Average length stay for international visitors was 26.0 days, higher than the average for Queensland.

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
Toowoomba - 2010/11 to 2018/19ToowoombaQueenslandToowoomba as a % of Queensland
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average26,729683,379--26.04,240,36350,242,082--

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.

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 2018/19, Toowoomba: 32,516 people 2017/18, Toowoomba: 26,733 people 2016/17, Toowoomba: 25,847 people 2015/16, Toowoomba: 22,566 people 2014/15, Toowoomba: 25,982 people 2013/14, Toowoomba: 23,002 people 2012/13, Toowoomba: 22,633 people 2011/12, Toowoomba: 26,065 people 2010/11, Toowoomba: 24,946 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.