Otherwise, please contact TRA if you need further assistance.
In 2012, TRA implemented the new Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
By tourism region – The International Visitor Survey and National Visitor Survey quarterly publications include tourism region data for the top 50 tourism regions (see Table 9a in the International Visitor Survey, or Table 10 in the National Visitor Survey).
By Local Government Area (LGA) – Most of TRA's publications do not include data at the smallest level. The LGA profiles are the exception; they include data that is averaged over four years for those LGAs with adequate data sample. Data are drawn from TRA's International Visitor Survey and National Visitor Survey, along with demographic and business data from the ABS. For LGAs with insufficient sample size or those that are too close to a capital city, customised data can be provided for a wider area or a longer average period. Contact Statsline at email@example.com.
By Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) – Customised data by individual SA2 or combinations of SA2s are available by contacting Statsline at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscribers to TRA's Online Data facility automatically have access to SA2 data.
The ABS obtain their short-term visitor arrivals data from the Department of Home Affairs, while TRA’s International Visitor Survey is a sample-based survey conducted with departing visitors in airport lounges at the end of their trip to Australia. TRA uses the ABS data to upscale the survey results to match short term visitor arrivals. However, there are two main differences between the data provided by TRA and ABS:
The International Visitor Survey results are benchmarked to data on international visitor arrivals as published by the ABS. The international visitor arrivals data is collected by the Department of Home Affairs. The variables used in benchmarking the data are country of residence, main purpose of journey, state of arrival, airport of departure and age and sex of visitor.
The National Visitor Survey results are benchmarked to the estimated resident population aged 15 years and over as provided by the ABS. Weights for the National Visitor Survey are calculated on an individual trip basis and account for the following:
Straightforward requests (those that take less than 2 hours) can be completed free of charge. More complex requests are charged at $330 per hour (including GST) for every hour. TRA will provide you an estimate of the number of hours before undertaking the request. Alternatively, TRA’s data is available online via subscription. Contact Statsline with your request or for information on subscriptions: email@example.com.
The Australian Accommodation Monitor (AAM) measures and tracks the performance of the Australian accommodation industry. STR, a global data analytics provider, conducts the AAM including:
This product provides information down to the tourism region level, as long as there are enough accommodation providers in the region to generate reliable statistical information, while ensuring the confidentiality of individual providers. As of October 2019, the AAM is solely published by STR. The 2019–20 data can be downloaded from the STR website.
‘Tourism Research Australia, year, publication title’
If you are citing a customised request, use ‘Tourism Research Australia, year (unpublished data)’.