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International tourism (a)(b): Number of visitors and visitor nights, by main reason of visit, Qld, 2005–06 to 2015–16

Category Main reason of visit Financial year
2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
— '000 —
Visitors Holiday  1,456 1,441 1,356 1,257 1,211 1,159 1,109 1,184 1,211 1,289 1,551
Visiting friends and relatives  320 336 356 372 380 392 396 412 447 471 484
Business  183 207 188 168 162 194 191 202 173 186 166
Education  85 91 106 103 107 109 112 108 108 125 134
Employment  45 59 50 60 45 60 57 70 69 84 76
Other  49 48 56 53 54 66 71 66 63 76 70
Total  2,137 2,182 2,112 2,014 1,960 1,981 1,935 2,043 2,070 2,229 2,481
 
Visitor nights Holiday  16,549 18,212 17,803 19,705 18,505 18,268 18,064 20,979 19,624 20,682 23,058
Visiting friends and relatives  5,143 5,842 5,697 6,249 6,952 6,957 7,248 8,609 9,072 10,048 10,590
Business  1,420 1,598 1,630 1,218 1,264 1,579 1,715 1,699 1,513 1,457 1,255
Education  5,969 6,358 8,922 8,184 8,798 9,028 9,189 8,745 9,610 10,845 10,718
Employment  2,730 3,697 3,643 4,356 3,369 4,015 4,434 5,522 4,955 5,537 4,797
Other  632 590 779 1,034 1,065 1,179 1,468 1,174 1,085 1,398 1,549
Total  32,442 36,296 38,474 40,746 39,953 41,026 42,119 46,728 45,859 49,967 51,968
(a) By persons who reside overseas, are aged 15 years and over, and were in Australia for less than 12 months.
(b) Estimates are based on survey data from the International Visitor Survey. Estimates are subject to sampling variability. As such, annual changes in the data should be interpreted with caution.
Source: Tourism Research Australia, International Visitor Survey
 
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Last reviewed 31 August 2016