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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/09/2004   
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Contents >> Tourism >> Visitor arrivals >> Length of stay

In 2002-03, the average length of stay of all visitors who arrived by scheduled airline flights and Bass Strait ferries was 9.9 nights. An estimated 34.8% of all visitors stayed 4 to 7 nights, a further 27.4% of visitors stayed 8 to 14 nights and another 22.8% stayed 1 to 3 nights.

For visitors who came to Tasmania on holiday in 2002-03, the average stay was 9.7 nights. An estimated 37.8% stayed for 4 to 7 nights, and a further 34.5% stayed for 8 to 14 nights.

For people visiting friends or relatives, the average stay was 11.5 nights. About 32.2% stayed for 4 to 7 nights, and a further 28.4% stayed for 8 to 14 nights.

For visitors who came to Tasmania on business in 2002-03, the average stay was 7.3 nights. An estimated 49.2% stayed for 1 to 3 nights.

For visitors who came to Tasmania for a conference, the average stay was 5.9 nights. An estimated 44.7% stayed for 4 to 7 nights.


ALL VISITORS(a), Length of stay in Tasmania by purpose of visit - 2002-03

Holiday
Visit friends/
relatives
Business
Conference
Other(b)
Total(c)
Proportion of all
visitors

Length of stay
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
%

Day visitors
0.8
1.0
10.7
-
0.9
13.5
2.1
1-3 nights
52.2
29.7
54.3
6.9
5.0
148.6
22.8
4-7 nights
129.8
47.5
28.2
10.2
10.6
226.7
34.8
8-14 nights
118.3
41.8
8.9
5.2
4.2
178.8
27.4
15-30 nights
32.3
19.5
2.9
0.4
1.4
56.5
8.7
31 nights or more
7.9
7.3
4.0
-
2.3
21.5
3.3
Total(c)
343.1
147.4
110.3
22.8
25.6
652.2
100.0
Average stay per visit (nights)
9.7
11.5
7.3
5.9
18.2
9.9
na

- nil or rounded to zero
na not applicable
(a) Includes visitors who arrived on scheduled airline flights and Bass Strait ferries only.
(b) Includes sporting event, education, medical, other reason and attending a major event or festival. Some 11,000 people attended a major event or festival. Average length of stay for education increases the average for the whole group.
(c) Estimates have been rounded and minor discrepancies may occur between sums of component items and totals. Includes no response.

Source: Tourism Tasmania - Tasmanian Visitor Survey.


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