How many British tourists visit Australia each year?
An estimated 562,750 visitors from the UK travelled to Australia for the year ending June 2020
Visitors from the UK decreased by 21.6% when compared with the 718,600 of the previous year
The UK was the 4th highest source of visitors to Australia in 2019/20
The effects of the coronavirus travel restrictions are the main cause of this dramatic decrease
How many tourists from the UK visited Australia in 2021?
Over 5,900 visitors from the UK came to Australia between April 2020 and March 2021. Visitors from the UK were down 99.1% when compared to the over 637,000 visitors of the previous year.
How much did visitors from the UK spend in Australia in 2021?
Visitors from the UK spent over $92 million during visits to Australia between April 2020 and March 2021. Spending by British visitors was down 97.1% when compared to the over $3.1 billion spent during the previous year.
Impact of the Coronavirus on Brisith Tourist Expenditure
Visitors from the UK spent an estimated $2.6 billion during visits to Australia in the year ending June 2020
Spending was down 23.5% when compared with the $3.4 billion of the previous year
How many British tourists visited Australia in 2019?
718,600 British tourists visited Australia between July 2018 and June 2019, down 3.2% from 742,700 during 2017/181
British tourism through the years
British tourism peaked in 2006/07 with 745,500 visitors.
This could be attributed to both the Ashes cricket series and Commonwealth Bank cricket series being held in Australia that year.
After 2006/07, British tourism saw a decline and only started to improve in 2011/12.
Despite nearly reaching the peak again in 2017/18, British tourism fell again this year.
The UK's share in the Australian tourism industry
The UK accounted for 7.9% of all visitors to Australia in 2018/19.2
The UK currently ranks 4th for the top visitors to Australia.
Top countries that sent visitors to Australia in 2019
Reasons British tourists visit Australia
Visiting friends/relatives is cited as the most common reason British tourists visit Australia.
Holidays are also a popular reason for British tourists to visit.
The UK's contribution to tourism expenditure in Australia
At an estimated $3.4B in 2018/19, the UK accounted for 7.6% of all expenditure from international tourists, ranking 3rd for Australia.
Ahead of the UK were China and the USA.
Top British Travel Trends in 2019
What do British tourists spend on in Australia?
British tourists spent $94 per day in 2018/19, ranking 5th on the list of top spenders.
Food, drink and accommodation were the most popular items at $49 per day.
Spending on shopping and education were comparatively low.