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Domestic tourism: (a)(b) Day visitors by Queensland Tourism region visited, 2002–03 to 2012–13

Financial Year
 2002–03  2003–04  2004–05  2005–06  2006–07  2007–08  2008–09  2009–10  2010–11  2011–12  2012–13
 '000 %  '000 %  '000 %  '000 %  '000 %  '000 %  '000 %  '000 %  '000 %  '000 %  '000 %
Intrastate Gold Coast  4,969 21.4 5,693 19.1 5,894 20.0 5,232 19.9 5,456 19.1 4,961 17.6 5,637 18.1 5,276 16.0 6,726 20.1 6,384 17.7 6,708 18.1
Brisbane  6,880 29.7 9,834 33.0 9,150 31.0 8,092 30.8 8,055 28.3 8,502 30.2 10,121 32.6 10,728 32.5 11,812 35.4 12,099 33.6 11,343 30.5
Sunshine Coast  4,105 17.7 4,777 16.0 4,713 16.0 4,294 16.3 5,277 18.5 4,636 16.5 5,153 16.6 5,050 15.3 4,323 12.9 5,084 14.1 5,939 16.0
Fraser Coast  658 2.8 960 3.2 884 3.0 817 3.1 726 2.5 880 3.1 1,017 3.3 976 3.0 977 2.9 1,347 3.7 1,228 3.3
Darling Downs  1,787 7.7 1,942 6.5 2,675 9.1 2,069 7.9 2,233 7.8 2,290 8.1 2,781 8.9 2,894 8.8 2,887 8.6 2,869 8.0 3,458 9.3
Bundaberg  502 2.2 788 2.6 646 2.2 572 2.2 607 2.1 586 2.1 635 2.0 942 2.9 760 2.3 1,013 2.8 1,096 3.0
Central Queensland  1,064 4.6 1,577 5.3 1,571 5.3 1,224 4.7 1,723 6.0 1,855 6.6 1,520 4.9 2,185 6.6 1,444 4.3 1,929 5.4 1,945 5.2
Mackay  511 2.2 632 2.1 667 2.3 584 2.2 832 2.9 609 2.2 542 1.7 921 2.8 726 2.2 1,018 2.8 977 2.6
Whitsundays  232 1.0 190 0.6 226 0.8 182 0.7 434 1.5 322 1.1 248 0.8 370 1.1 184 0.6 240 0.7 326 0.9
Northern  682 2.9 1,188 4.0 886 3.0 1,102 4.2 1,057 3.7 972 3.5 1,065 3.4 1,301 3.9 1,457 4.4 1,234 3.4 1,238 3.3
Tropical North Queensland  1,423 6.1 1,842 6.2 1,695 5.8 1,595 6.1 1,566 5.5 1,981 7.0 2,108 6.8 2,084 6.3 1,808 5.4 2,420 6.7 2,565 6.9
Outback  330 1.4 386 1.3 469 1.6 503 1.9 540 1.9 532 1.9 238 0.8 257 0.8 300 0.9 360 1.0 324 0.9
Transit QLD 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Other QLD 25 0.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 31 0.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 21 0.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total  23,170 100.0 29,808 100.0 29,478 100.0 26,297 100.0 28,506 100.0 28,125 100.0 31,087 100.0 32,983 100.0 33,405 100.0 35,996 100.0 37,145 100.0
Interstate  Gold Coast  547 50.7 585 49.0 504 45.0 550 37.9 565 45.0 490 40.3 487 43.1 593 42.9 622 48.0 657 50.7 693 46.5
Brisbane  337 31.2 510 42.7 524 46.7 495 34.1 469 37.4 611 50.3 479 42.4 627 45.4 573 44.2 561 43.3 652 43.8
Sunshine Coast  28 2.6 34 2.8 11 1.0 52 3.6 51 4.1 21 1.7 72 6.4 42 3.0 21 1.6 10 0.8 54 3.6
Fraser Coast  0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 1.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Darling Downs  52 4.8 45 3.8 76 6.8 79 5.4 52 4.1 31 2.6 41 3.6 86 6.2 62 4.8 46 3.5 84 5.6
Bundaberg  9 0.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 54 3.7 16 1.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.1 0 0.0 5 0.4 6 0.4
Central Queensland  13 1.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 24 1.7 19 1.5 8 0.7 23 2.0 13 0.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Mackay  0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 13 0.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Whitsundays  3 0.3 13 1.1 0 0.0 13 0.9 13 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Northern  0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 44 3.0 15 1.2 16 1.3 13 1.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 19 1.5 0 0.0
Tropical North Queensland  0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 68 4.7 20 1.6 22 1.8 6 0.5 0 0.0 17 1.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
Outback  48 4.4 5 0.4 0 0.0 70 4.8 32 2.5 0 0.0 9 0.8 5 0.4 1 0.1 0 0.0 0 0.0
Transit QLD 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Other QLD 42 3.9 0 0.0 6 0.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total  1,079 100.0 1,193 100.0 1,121 100.0 1,450 100.0 1,255 100.0 1,215 100.0 1,130 100.0 1,382 100.0 1,296 100.0 1,297 100.0 1,489 100.0
All Gold Coast  5,516 22.7 6,278 20.3 6,399 20.9 5,782 20.8 6,021 20.2 5,451 18.6 6,124 19.0 5,868 17.1 7,348 21.2 7,041 18.9 7,401 19.2
Brisbane  7,217 29.8 10,344 33.4 9,674 31.6 8,587 30.9 8,524 28.6 9,113 31.1 10,600 32.9 11,356 33.0 12,385 35.7 12,660 33.9 11,994 31.0
Sunshine Coast  4,134 17.0 4,811 15.5 4,724 15.4 4,346 15.7 5,329 17.9 4,657 15.9 5,225 16.2 5,092 14.8 4,344 12.5 5,094 13.7 5,993 15.5
Fraser Coast  658 2.7 960 3.1 884 2.9 817 2.9 726 2.4 895 3.1 1,017 3.2 976 2.8 977 2.8 1,347 3.6 1,228 3.2
Darling Downs  1,838 7.6 1,987 6.4 2,751 9.0 2,148 7.7 2,284 7.7 2,321 7.9 2,822 8.8 2,980 8.7 2,949 8.5 2,914 7.8 3,542 9.2
Bundaberg  511 2.1 788 2.5 646 2.1 626 2.3 623 2.1 586 2.0 635 2.0 945 2.7 760 2.2 1,017 2.7 1,101 2.8
Central Queensland  1,077 4.4 1,577 5.1 1,571 5.1 1,249 4.5 1,741 5.8 1,863 6.3 1,543 4.8 2,197 6.4 1,444 4.2 1,929 5.2 1,945 5.0
Mackay  511 2.1 632 2.0 667 2.2 584 2.1 835 2.8 609 2.1 542 1.7 934 2.7 726 2.1 1,018 2.7 977 2.5
Whitsundays  234 1.0 203 0.7 226 0.7 195 0.7 447 1.5 322 1.1 248 0.8 370 1.1 184 0.5 240 0.6 326 0.8
Northern  682 2.8 1,188 3.8 886 2.9 1,146 4.1 1,072 3.6 988 3.4 1,078 3.3 1,301 3.8 1,457 4.2 1,253 3.4 1,238 3.2
Tropical North Queensland  1,423 5.9 1,842 5.9 1,695 5.5 1,664 6.0 1,586 5.3 2,003 6.8 2,114 6.6 2,084 6.1 1,826 5.3 2,420 6.5 2,565 6.6
Outback  378 1.6 391 1.3 469 1.5 573 2.1 572 1.9 532 1.8 246 0.8 263 0.8 301 0.9 360 1.0 324 0.8
Transit QLD 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Other QLD 67 0.3 0 0.0 6 0.0 31 0.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 21 0.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total  24,249 100.0 31,001 100.0 30,599 100.0 27,747 100.0 29,761 100.0 29,340 100.0 32,217 100.0 34,365 100.0 34,701 100.0 37,293 100.0 38,634 100.0
(a) Day visitors are those aged 15 years and over who travel for a round trip distance of at least 50 kilometres, are away from home for at least 4 hours and who do not spend a night away from home as part of their travel.
(b) Estimates are based on survey data from the national Visitor Survey. Estimates are subject to sampling variability. As such, annual changes in the data should be interpreted with caution. 
 
Source: Tourism Research Australia, National Visitor Survey
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Last reviewed 19 September 2013