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International tourism (a): Number of visitors and visitor nights, by main reason of visit, Qld, 2002–03 to 2012–13

Category Main reason of visit 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 persons —
Visitors Holiday  1,317.7 1,403.7 1,529.1 1,487.7 1,472.1 1,382.7 1,285.2 1,237.5 1,185.5 1,131.4 1,206.5
Visiting friends and relatives  231.4 268.8 295.8 307.1 323.7 346.0 363.3 371.5 384.3 386.8 405.2
Business  137.8 150.0 167.6 186.3 212.7 196.1 175.4 173.2 206.3 203.6 221.3
Education  67.2 67.9 73.7 80.0 85.2 100.7 98.6 103.6 104.3 105.5 102.5
Employment  9.8 27.6 24.1 41.7 54.6 46.1 55.2 41.8 55.6 53.8 64.1
Other  41.6 53.4 47.1 46.8 47.7 55.3 51.4 52.9 64.8 69.6 65.6
Total  1,805.5 1,971.3 2,137.5 2,149.5 2,196.0 2,126.9 2,029.1 1,980.7 2,000.8 1,950.6 2,065.2
Visitor nights Holiday  14,244.8 15,230.5 17,181.7 16,858.6 18,506.9 18,095.6 19,921.4 18,785.4 18,501.6 18,213.2 21,115.5
Visiting friends and relatives  4,115.0 5,174.5 4,903.5 4,899.3 5,584.1 5,533.8 6,053.1 6,743.0 6,757.3 6,955.4 8,429.4
Business  1,619.4 1,227.4 1,158.2 1,432.7 1,629.9 1,689.1 1,282.1 1,335.0 1,670.9 1,817.9 1,844.1
Education  4,768.0 4,305.9 4,964.2 5,719.0 6,005.6 8,662.3 7,999.7 8,549.5 8,833.6 8,828.3 8,493.0
Employment  430.3 1,391.0 1,219.7 2,507.3 3,443.2 3,403.9 4,069.7 3,175.8 3,722.5 4,079.1 4,995.8
Other  612.2 1,464.9 432.5 591.9 583.5 778.5 996.6 1,008.5 1,109.8 1,334.4 1,115.7
Total  25,789.8 28,794.1 29,859.8 32,008.8 35,753.2 38,163.2 40,322.7 39,597.3 40,595.8 41,228.3 45,993.6
(a) By persons who reside overseas, are aged 15 years and over, and were in Australia for less than 12 months.
  
Source:  Tourism Research Australia, International Visitor Survey
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