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National Visitor Survey

Name of Collection
National Visitor Survey

Bureau of Tourism Research
Statistical Inquiries
GPO Box 1545

Telephone: Canberra 02 6213 7124
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6213 6983
Email: bureau.tourism.research@dist.gov.au
Internet: http://www.btre.gov.au/index.aspx

To provide estimates of the volume and nature of travel by domestic travellers and information about the characteristics and behaviour of domestic travellers.

Data are collected by computer assisted telephone interviews of Australians aged 15 years and over. Interviews are conducted continuously throughout the year, on both weekdays and weekends. Respondents are interviewed regarding their recent overnight trips, day trips and outbound trips they have taken, consistent with the international framework for the collection of tourism statistics. Approximately 80,000 interviews are conducted annually.

Data Detail
Data are collected on the following topics, which are cross-classified by trips, visits, visitor nights, main destination, all places visited and origins for each type of trip:

  • Main purpose of trip and visit;
  • Type of transport used;
  • Type of accommodation used;
  • Length of trip;
  • Seasonality of trip;
  • Age and sex of travellers;
  • Travel party type and size;
  • Leisure activities;
  • Itemised expenditure;
  • Lifecycle;
  • Employment status and household income; and
  • Olympics intentions.

Geographic Coverage
Australia, States and Territories, capital cities and tourism regions.

Frequency of Data Availability
Data are available quarterly.

Historical Data
The Domestic Tourism Monitor (DTM) data are available from 1984--85 to March quarter 1998. The National Visitor Survey replaced the DTM and data are available from 1998.

Products and Services
National Visitor Survey, quarterly reports.
National Visitor Survey, annual reports (for each calendar year)
Detailed annual tabulations of survey output.
Special purpose tables or reports are available on request.

Example of Information Available

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