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Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2018/19, there were an average of 50,569 international visitors to Willoughby City. Average length stay for international visitors was 42.0 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
Willoughby City - 2010/11 to 2018/19Willoughby CityNew South WalesWilloughby City 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 average50,5692,031,767--42.05,196,73089,727,472--17.31.02.3
2018/1959,5342,232,496+2.837.55,799,60297,921,256+4.216.91.02.3
2017/1853,2912,172,302+17.240.85,753,48893,991,977+2.616.30.92.3
2016/1759,1081,853,822-21.131.45,312,13991,634,939+6.517.31.12.0
2015/1653,3792,350,529+51.744.04,769,08686,078,707+8.918.01.12.7
2014/1527,5331,549,688+16.956.34,349,33479,010,481+5.418.20.62.0
2013/1431,1901,326,120+1.242.54,145,06074,975,083+7.518.10.81.8
2012/1331,1931,309,865+9.442.03,893,37869,764,107+4.717.90.81.9
2011/1226,9901,196,963+8.244.33,675,33166,617,520+0.818.10.71.8
2010/1127,6531,106,183--40.03,821,12566,118,596--17.30.71.7

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.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, Willoughby City: 59,534 people 2017/18, Willoughby City: 53,291 people 2016/17, Willoughby City: 59,108 people 2015/16, Willoughby City: 53,379 people 2014/15, Willoughby City: 27,533 people 2013/14, Willoughby City: 31,190 people 2012/13, Willoughby City: 31,193 people 2011/12, Willoughby City: 26,990 people 2010/11, Willoughby City: 27,653 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
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