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​Frequently asked questions related to research.

I’m after the latest visitor statistics for Western Australia – where should I look?

The most recent visitor statistics available are provided on our visitor statistics page, which is updated every three months. We also provide the latest available accommodation statistics in our hotel performance report.

Where can I find visitor statistics for a specific region of Western Australia?

Visitation estimates are based on Tourism Research Australia’s International and National Visitor Surveys (IVS and NVS). These surveys are designed to estimate visitation to Australia and to the States/Territories, hence estimating visitation to areas smaller than this is challenging due to small sample incidence and decreased reliability of the data. Where sample size permits, we publish tourism region and small area fact sheets.

Where can I find accommodation statistics (occupancy rates etc.) for Western Australia?

Accommodation statistics for Perth CBD are published each month in our hotel performance report. You can access accommodation statistics for other areas of Western Australia via the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Survey of Tourist Accommodation (STA).

Where can I find details about visitors to Western Australia – where they come from, what activities they participate in etc.?

Our domestic visitor profiles and international market profiles provide an in-depth look at visitors to the State.

I can’t find the visitor statistics I’m after on this website. What should I do?

The research, reports and presentations published on this website contain the most recent publicly available tourism statistics and research for the State. If the information you’re after is not available on this website, try our useful links page to read about and access other sources that may be helpful.

Last Reviewed: 2017-10-17