1130.0 - Directory of Tourism Statistics, 2000  
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NAME OF COLLECTION

National Visitors Survey


Contact
Bureau of Tourism Research Statistical Inquiries
Tourism Research Australia (formerly Bureau of Tourism Research (BTR))

Survey Research Section
GPO Box 1545
CANBERRA ACT 2601


Telephone: Canberra (02) 6213 7124
Facsimile: Canberra (02) 6213 6983

Internet:tra@tourism.australia.com
Web Site (URL): http://www.tra.australia.com/

Purpose
To enhance the development of domestic tourism in Australia by measuring the travel behaviour and characteristics of domestic visitors.

Description

Household, origin-based sample survey of domestic travel, that is, travel by Australian residents aged 15 years and over. It is a major source of information on the characteristics and travel patterns of domestic tourists.

Data detail
Data are collected on:

    • Overnight visitors
    • Visitor nights
    • Expenditure by overnight visitors
    • Day visitors
    • Expenditure by day visitors
    • Outbound (international) visitors
    • Outbound visitor nights
Key data items
    • Characteristics of travellers and non-travellers:
      Age and sex
      Lifecycle group
      Country of birth and years in Australia
      Employment status
      Annual household income
      Place of residence
    • Travel behaviour for overnight visitors:
      Destinations visited (region and state level)
      Reasons for visiting each destination
      Accommodation used
      Transport used to arrive at destinations
      Activities undertaken at destinations
      Duration of visit
      Travel party description and size
      Itemised trip expenditure
      Internet usage
    • Travel behaviour for day visitors:
      Destinations visited (region and state level)
      Reasons for visiting each destination
      Transport used
      Activities undertaken at destination
      Travel party description and size
      Itemised trip expenditure
      Internet usage
    • Travel behaviour for outbound visitors:
      Destination countries visited
      Main reason for trip
      Country
      Duration of visit
      Port of departure
      Total trip expenditure
      Internet usage

Geographic Coverage
Australia, States and Territories and Tourism regions.

Frequency of data availability
Quarterly.

Historical data
Data available from 1998.
Replaces Domestic Tourism Monitor (see directory entry for historical data from 1984-85 to March qtr 1998).
Data from the Domestic Tourism Monitor and some State Tourism Surveys which have now been replaced by the National Visitors Survey (NVS) are not directly comparable with NVS results.

Products and services available
Detailed tabulations of survey output (quarterly and annual)
Special purpose tables or reports available upon request

Publications

Travel by Australians: Results of the National Visitor Survey, Annual Reports for each Calendar year
Travel by Australians: Results of the National Visitor Survey, Quarterly Reports

Other
Detailed tabulations of survey output (quarterly and annual)
Special purpose tables or reports available upon request.

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