Visitor profiles and accommodation reports for Local Government Areas (LGA) across regional NSW are available below. The profiles are a useful resource for marketing and planning at the local destination level.
Tourism Research Australia annually produces Local Government Area Visitor Profiles, the latest being for year ended December 2017. These profiles show the number of visitors to an LGA, broken down by the three key source markets of domestic day-trips, domestic overnight visitors and international visitors. Each source market is measured in terms of the number of visitors, visitor nights and expenditure.
Information is available on the following visitor characteristics:
- Purpose of trip
- Origin of visitor
- Accommodation used
- Travel party type
The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducted the last Survey of Tourist Accommodation for the year ended June 2016. Past reports are available on the ABS website.
From the year ended June 2017, tourist accommodation data is collected and reported by STR Global. More frequent and lower level geographical reporting are available for purchase from STR Global.
The LGA Accommodation Profiles below as at June 2016 is the data on accommodation supply, demand and revenue factors such as the number of establishments, number of rooms, occupancy rates and average room rates. The profiles were sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Survey of Tourist Accommodation. The profiles included local area data for hotels/motels/serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms.
LGA Accommodation Profile reports are available only for those LGAs that provided completed information in the ABS Survey of Tourist Accommodation 2015-2016.
The ABS revised the 2015-16 data, with the removal of 40 duplicate establishments in Australia. These changes are reflected in regional and total NSW level but not at SA2 level to preserve confidentiality of individual record information. The ABS 2015-16 tourist accommodation data should not be compared with the previously published 2014-15 data.