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Domestic tourism: (a)(b) Day visitors by state or territory visited, Australia, 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 New South Wales 46,447 34.2 40,103 30.8 37,373 30.2 39,145 31.8 42,238 32.0 42,809 32.0 41,672 30.4 46,238 31.5 46,452 31.3 50,002 31.2 48,219 30.1
Victoria 36,680 27.0 32,067 24.6 30,525 24.7 30,577 24.9 32,759 24.9 34,334 25.7 36,331 26.5 39,067 26.6 39,343 26.5 42,447 26.5 42,514 26.6
Queensland 23,170 17.1 29,808 22.9 29,478 23.8 26,297 21.4 28,506 21.6 28,125 21.0 31,087 22.7 32,983 22.5 33,405 22.5 35,996 22.5 37,145 23.2
South Australia 10,580 7.8 9,868 7.6 9,485 7.7 9,788 8.0 9,936 7.5 10,120 7.6 9,987 7.3 10,188 6.9 10,638 7.2 11,424 7.1 11,227 7.0
Western Australia 12,626 9.3 12,788 9.8 11,616 9.4 12,023 9.8 12,891 9.8 13,045 9.7 12,300 9.0 12,322 8.4 13,371 9.0 14,101 8.8 14,688 9.2
Tasmania 4,639 3.4 4,222 3.2 4,042 3.3 4,102 3.3 4,391 3.3 4,182 3.1 4,359 3.2 4,626 3.1 4,168 2.8 4,870 3.0 4,872 3.0
Northern Territory 1,040 0.8 956 0.7 979 0.8 806 0.7 851 0.6 924 0.7 976 0.7 1,121 0.8 909 0.6 1,090 0.7 1,003 0.6
Australian Capital Territory 494 0.4 406 0.3 277 0.2 205 0.2 251 0.2 280 0.2 421 0.3 337 0.2 192 0.1 233 0.1 400 0.2
Other / don't know 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 0.0
Total 135,676 100.0 130,218 100.0 123,776 100.0 122,942 100.0 131,823 100.0 133,818 100.0 137,133 100.0 146,883 100.0 148,477 100.0 160,164 100.0 160,069 100.0
Interstate  New South Wales 3,414 45.0 3,561 46.4 4,001 54.3 3,939 45.5 3,239 42.0 3,243 46.8 3,925 51.7 3,891 47.5 3,694 47.3 3,853 44.4 3,311 42.5
Victoria 1,107 14.6 1,161 15.1 783 10.6 1,176 13.6 1,208 15.7 1,077 15.5 1,195 15.7 1,342 16.4 1,177 15.1 1,676 19.3 1,316 16.9
Queensland 1,079 14.2 1,193 15.5 1,121 15.2 1,450 16.7 1,255 16.3 1,215 17.5 1,130 14.9 1,382 16.9 1,296 16.6 1,297 14.9 1,489 19.1
South Australia 279 3.7 294 3.8 191 2.6 477 5.5 309 4.0 182 2.6 189 2.5 192 2.3 197 2.5 280 3.2 176 2.3
Western Australia 47 0.6 4 0.1 17 0.2 325 3.8 125 1.6 6 0.1 0 0.0 38 0.5 76 1.0 53 0.6 30 0.4
Tasmania 63 0.8 123 1.6 42 0.6 175 2.0 95 1.2 37 0.5 40 0.5 0 0.0 25 0.3 19 0.2 40 0.5
Northern Territory 67 0.9 18 0.2 38 0.5 51 0.6 78 1.0 7 0.1 44 0.6 14 0.2 21 0.3 22 0.3 8 0.1
Australian Capital Territory 1,529 20.2 1,329 17.3 1,182 16.0 1,067 12.3 1,407 18.2 1,160 16.7 1,069 14.1 1,333 16.3 1,323 16.9 1,483 17.1 1,420 18.2
Other / don't know 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 0.0
Total 7,584 100.0 7,682 100.0 7,375 100.0 8,659 100.0 7,716 100.0 6,927 100.0 7,592 100.0 8,192 100.0 7,810 100.0 8,682 100.0 7,788 100.0
All New South Wales 49,861 34.8 43,664 31.7 41,375 31.5 43,083 32.7 45,477 32.6 46,051 32.7 45,597 31.5 50,129 32.3 50,147 32.1 53,855 31.9 51,531 30.7
Victoria 37,788 26.4 33,228 24.1 31,309 23.9 31,753 24.1 33,966 24.3 35,412 25.2 37,526 25.9 40,409 26.1 40,520 25.9 44,123 26.1 43,830 26.1
Queensland 24,249 16.9 31,001 22.5 30,599 23.3 27,747 21.1 29,761 21.3 29,340 20.8 32,217 22.3 34,365 22.2 34,701 22.2 37,293 22.1 38,634 23.0
South Australia 10,858 7.6 10,162 7.4 9,675 7.4 10,266 7.8 10,246 7.3 10,302 7.3 10,176 7.0 10,381 6.7 10,835 6.9 11,705 6.9 11,403 6.8
Western Australia 12,673 8.8 12,792 9.3 11,633 8.9 12,348 9.4 13,016 9.3 13,050 9.3 12,300 8.5 12,360 8.0 13,447 8.6 14,154 8.4 14,717 8.8
Tasmania 4,702 3.3 4,344 3.2 4,083 3.1 4,277 3.2 4,487 3.2 4,219 3.0 4,399 3.0 4,626 3.0 4,192 2.7 4,889 2.9 4,912 2.9
Northern Territory 1,107 0.8 974 0.7 1,017 0.8 857 0.7 928 0.7 931 0.7 1,020 0.7 1,135 0.7 930 0.6 1,112 0.7 1,011 0.6
Australian Capital Territory 2,023 1.4 1,735 1.3 1,459 1.1 1,271 1.0 1,658 1.2 1,440 1.0 1,490 1.0 1,670 1.1 1,515 1.0 1,715 1.0 1,819 1.1
Other / don't know 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 0.0
Total 143,260 100 137,900 100 131,151 100 131,601 100 139,539 100 140,745 100 144,725 100 155,075 100 156,287 100.0 168,847 100.0 167,857 100.0
(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