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International tourism (a)(b): Annual percentage change in visitor and visitor nights, by main reason of visit, Qld, 2006–07 to 2013–14

Category Main reason of visit Financial year
2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
— % —
Visitors Holiday  –1.0 –6.0 –7.2 –3.7 –4.3 –4.3 6.8 2.1
Visiting friends and relatives  5.0 6.0 4.6 2.2 3.2 0.8 4.1 8.4
Business  13.3 –9.0 –10.9 –3.2 19.7 –1.9 6.2 –14.4
Education  7.4 15.7 –2.8 4.5 1.6 2.4 –3.3 –1.5
Employment  31.4 –14.8 19.7 –24.7 33.4 –4.6 21.8 –3.9
Other  –1.4 16.2 –4.6 0.5 23.2 7.1 –5.9 –5.5
Total  2.1 –3.2 –4.6 –2.6 1.1 –2.3 5.6 1.1
 
Visitor nights Holiday  10.0 –2.2 10.7 –6.1 –1.3 –1.1 16.1 –6.6
Visiting friends and relatives  13.6 –2.5 9.7 11.3 0.1 4.2 18.8 4.9
Business  12.5 2.0 –25.3 3.8 24.9 8.6 –0.9 –11.0
Education  6.5 40.3 –8.3 7.5 2.6 1.8 –4.8 8.7
Employment  35.4 –1.5 19.6 –22.7 19.2 10.4 24.5 –12.3
Other  –6.7 32.1 32.8 3.0 10.7 24.5 –20.0 –7.5
Total  11.9 6.0 5.9 –1.9 2.7 2.7 10.9 –2.4
 
(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 4 September 2014