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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 84,529 international visitors to Waverley Council area. Average length stay for international visitors was 28.4 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
Waverley Council area - 2010/11 to 2017/18Waverley Council areaNew South WalesWaverley Council area 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 average84,5292,372,221--28.44,905,23285,506,090--17.51.72.8
2017/18111,9432,980,141+9.926.65,749,55194,109,972+2.016.42.03.2
2016/17100,3932,712,676+9.427.05,382,27692,293,840+6.617.11.92.9
2015/1685,7592,478,879+31.428.94,833,51686,575,193+9.017.91.82.9
2014/1565,3221,886,211+4.628.94,403,94779,453,624+5.818.01.52.4
2013/1459,2291,803,197+9.630.44,156,87075,097,821+7.218.11.42.4
2012/1362,1351,645,395-7.226.53,895,37970,063,401+5.218.01.62.4
2011/1258,4211,773,871-7.730.43,656,99166,573,737+0.718.21.62.7
2010/1164,6491,921,805--29.73,821,03666,132,998--17.31.72.9

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.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, Waverley Council area: 111,943 people 2016/17, Waverley Council area: 100,393 people 2015/16, Waverley Council area: 85,759 people 2014/15, Waverley Council area: 65,322 people 2013/14, Waverley Council area: 59,229 people 2012/13, Waverley Council area: 62,135 people 2011/12, Waverley Council area: 58,421 people 2010/11, Waverley Council area: 64,649 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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