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Domestic tourism: (a)(b) Overnight visitor trips and visitor nights by state or territory visited, Australia, 2011–12 and 2012–13

Overnight visitor trips (c) Visitor nights 
2011–12 2012–13 2011–12 2012–13
 '000 % %  '000 %  '000 %
Intrastate visit  New South Wales  16,605 32.2 17,125 32.9 51,023 31.9 51,584 32.2
Victoria  12,475 24.2 12,087 23.2 32,562 20.4 33,811 21.1
Queensland  12,596 24.4 12,394 23.8 43,061 26.9 41,071 25.7
South Australia  3,322 6.4 3,449 6.6 10,595 6.6 10,293 6.4
Western Australia  4,999 9.7 5,381 10.3 18,526 11.6 18,950 11.8
Tasmania  1,141 2.2 1,185 2.3 2,830 1.8 2,822 1.8
Northern Territory  419 0.8 393 0.8 1,331 0.8 1,403 0.9
Australian Capital Territory  5 0.0 19 0.0 9 0.0 25 0.0
External regions and Other or don't know where in Australia  0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total  51,562 100.0 52,032 100.0 159,937 100.0 159,960 100.0
Interstate visit  New South Wales  7,665 32.8 7,896 32.0 31,826 26.9 32,914 25.8
Victoria  5,454 23.4 5,848 23.7 21,566 18.2 23,778 18.6
Queensland  5,377 23.0 5,564 22.5 32,112 27.1 34,237 26.8
South Australia  1,779 7.6 1,771 7.2 8,231 7.0 8,669 6.8
Western Australia  1,106 4.7 1,221 4.9 8,721 7.4 11,025 8.6
Tasmania  851 3.6 1,048 4.2 5,944 5.0 6,180 4.8
Northern Territory  601 2.6 563 2.3 4,970 4.2 4,553 3.6
Australian Capital Territory  1,874 8.0 2,030 8.2 5,040 4.3 6,207 4.9
External regions and Other or don't know where in Australia  0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total  23,344 100.0 24,677 100.0 118,411 100.0 127,564 100.0
Total  New South Wales  24,270 33.1 25,021 33.2 82,849 29.8 84,498 29.4
Victoria  17,929 24.4 17,935 23.8 54,129 19.4 57,589 20.0
Queensland  17,973 24.5 17,958 23.9 75,173 27.0 75,309 26.2
South Australia  5,101 7.0 5,220 6.9 18,826 6.8 18,962 6.6
Western Australia  6,105 8.3 6,601 8.8 27,247 9.8 29,975 10.4
Tasmania  1,992 2.7 2,233 3.0 8,774 3.2 9,002 3.1
Northern Territory  1,020 1.4 956 1.3 6,302 2.3 5,956 2.1
Australian Capital Territory  1,879 2.6 2,049 2.7 5,049 1.8 6,233 2.2
External regions and Other or don't know where in Australia  0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total  73,369 100.0 75,268 100.0 278,348 100.0 287,524 100.0
(a) Overnight trips and visitor nights are based on persons aged 15 years and over with a destination at least 40 kilometres from home and where traveller is away from home for less than 12 months
(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. 
(c) Components may not add to total as overnight visitors may visit more than one state or territory on a trip; total includes unspecified and offshore visits that could not be allocated to a state or territory.
 
Source:  Tourism Research Australia, National Visitor Survey 
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Last reviewed 19 September 2013