Profiles are only prepared for Local Government Areas (LGAs) with adequate International Visitor Survey and/or National Visitor Survey sample to produce robust results. Data is averaged over 4 years, which minimises the impact of variability in estimates from year to year. It also provides more robust volume estimates. Profiles are provided for international travel, domestic overnight travel, and/or domestic day travel.
The Local Government boundaries used are as classified in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 3 from July 2018 and produced by the ABS. Tourism Research Australia classified all Local Government Areas outside of capital city areas and the Gold Coast as ‘regional’. In addition, a number of Local Government Areas on the outskirts of these areas are also classified as ‘regional’ (e.g. Gosford City Council, Shire of Mornington Peninsula).
In all, nearly 300 Local Government Area profiles are available for 2019.
The 2019 profiles have been presented in PowerBI format. This has allowed more information to be presented, increased data visualisation and made it easier to move between profiles than previously (see below).