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1387.3 - Queensland in Review, 2003  
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INTERNATIONAL TOURISM

For the year ended June 2002, an estimated 1.3 million departing short-term international visitors reported that Queensland was the state in which they had spent the most time, a drop of 2% from the previous year. The total number of short-term international visitor movements to Australia decreased by 4.3% to 4.8 million during this period. However, the proportion of short-term international visitors who visited Australia and who reported Queensland as the state in which they had spent the most time, increased from 26.3% for the year ended June 2001 to 26.9% for the year ended June 2002.

SHORT TERM MOVEMENT (a) - DEPARTURES OF OVERSEAS VISITORS, STATE/TERRITORY IN WHICH MOST TIME WAS SPENT

Year Ended June 2001
Year Ended June 2002

State/Territory in which most time was spent
Number of visitors '000
% of Australian total
Number of visitors '000
% of Australian total
Percentage change
2001 to 2002

New South Wales
2,268.9
44.9
2,053.6
42.4
-9.5
Victoria
746.2
14.8
756.3
15.6
1.4
Queensland
1,327.4
26.3
1,300.3
26.9
-2.0
South Australia
113.0
2.2
114.9
2.4
1.7
Western Australia
466.1
9.2
450.3
9.3
-3.4
Tasmania
30.9
0.6
37.1
0.8
20.1
Northern Territory
57.7
1.1
78.0
1.6
35.2
Australian Capital Territory
40.5
0.8
46.6
1.0
15.1
Other Territories
5.2
0.1
0.7
0.0
-86.5
Australia
5,055.8
100
4,837.8
100
-4.3

(a) Figures for short-term movement (less than 12 months) are based on a sample and are subject to sampling error.

Source: Overseas Arrivals and Departures, (cat. no. 3401.0).



INTERNATIONAL VISITORS TO QUEENSLAND

An estimated 1.89 million international visitors spent some time in Queensland during the year ended June 2002. Japan was the largest source of visitors during the period, accounting for 23%, followed by the United Kingdom (14%) and New Zealand (13%). Including visitors from Japan, 43% of visitors to Queensland were from Asian countries.


COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE OF VISITORS(a) TO QUEENSLAND - YEAR ENDED JUNE 2002

Graph of country of residence of visitors to Queensland for the year ended June 2002
(a) Data relate to those who spent less than 12 months in Australia, and who were aged 15 years or older at the time of the survey. (b) Includes Germany.
Source: Bureau of Tourism Research, International Visitors: Quarterly Results of the International Visitor Survey, June 2002.


International visitors spent 24 million visitor nights in Queensland for the year ended 30 June 2002. These accounted for 20% of the international visitor nights in Australia during this period. Visitor nights of those from New Zealand, Japan, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Other Europe including Germany were the biggest contributors to international visitor nights in Queensland for the year ended June 2002. Visitors from these regions accounted for 72% of the Queensland visitor nights of international visitors for this period.

INTERNATIONAL VISITOR NIGHTS (a) IN QUEENSLAND: PROPORTION BY COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE, YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2002

Graph of country of residence by visitor nights spent in Queensland for year ended June 2002

(a) Data relate to those who spent less than 12 months in Australia, and who were aged 15 years or older at the time of the survey. (b) Includes Germany.
Source: Bureau of Tourism Research, International Visitors: Quarterly Results of the International Visitor Survey, June 2002.


In terms of international visitors staying overnight during the year ended 30 June 2002, the main purpose of visiting Queensland was for holidays. In 2002, 58% of visitors stated "holiday" as their reason for coming to Queensland compared with 40% for Australia as a whole. The other main reasons for visiting Queensland were for visiting friends and relatives (21%) and for education (13%).

INTERNATIONAL VISITOR NIGHTS: MAIN PURPOSE OF JOURNEY,
QUEENSLAND AND AUSTRALIA - Year Ended 30 June 2002



Visitor nights and main purpose of journey for overseas visitors in Queensland and Australia for the 2001 - 2002 financial year

Source: Bureau of Tourism Research, International Visitors: Quarterly Results of the International Visitor Survey, June 2002.


INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INBOUND MOVEMENTS

Queensland has four international airports, Brisbane, Cairns, Coolangatta and Townsville. For the year ended June 2002, these airports received 1.7 million inbound passengers, or 20% of Australian inbound international passengers. During this period, there was a reduction in the number of inbound international aircraft for Queensland and Australian airports, with a 1.6% drop for Queensland and a 7.1% drop for Australia.

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INBOUND MOVEMENTS,
QUEENSLAND AND AUSTRALIA

Year ended June 2001
Year ended June 2002
Percentage change
2001 to 2002

Passengers
Brisbane
1,351,459
1,280,706
-5.2
Cairns
352,671
349,332
-0.9
Coolangatta
17,330
34,022
96.3
Townsville (a)
-
185
-
Queensland
1,721,460
1,664,245
-3.3
Australia
8,604,518
8,254,075
-4.1
Aircraft movements
Brisbane
8,844
8,444
-4.5
Cairns
3,069
3,081
0.4
Coolangatta
178
339
90.4
Townsville (a)
-
39
-
Queensland
12,091
11,903
-1.6
Australia
56,725
52,717
-7.1

(a) International operations recommenced October 2001 and ceased again in March 2002.
Source: Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics




FURTHER INFORMATION

Non-ABS sources:

Bureau of Tourism Research (BTR) <www.btr.gov.au>

Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics <http://www.dotars.gov.au/btre/>


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