Destinations

Where and how do Aussies travel?

Vanessa Bussoletti

Australians are known across the world for their sense of adventure and love for travelling and exploring other countries.

In The Savings Portal CupoNation, we looked into the Australian travelling landscape and found out the main trends and specificities of Australian travellers.

A study made by moneysmart.gov.au shows that:

  • 47 per cent of Australians save for holidays, among which 39 per cent save for overseas holidays.
  • According to the Australian Bureau of statistics, the number of Australians who travelled overseas rose by five per cent from 9.45 million travellers in 2015 to 9.92 million travellers in 2016.
  • The main reasons for which people travelled overseas are holidays (59.3 per cent), visiting friends/relatives (23.9 per cent), and business (8.7 per cent).

The most visited destinations travelled to by Australians in 2016: 

When travelling abroad, Australians majorly visited New Zealand (13.36 per cent), Indonesia (12.63 per cent), United States (10.64 per cent), and United Kingdom (5.93 per cent).

We have looked into the evolution of the general interest on these destinations between 2015 and 2016, through Google search. The searches on New Zealand, United States, and United Kingdom have increased respectively by 24 per cent, 17.7 per cent, and 27.7 per cent while the searches on Indonesia decreased by seven per cent.

 

Infographic - Top Destinations

From which region in Australia people travel more?

The most populated regions come first in terms of the number of travellers. New South Wales leads the ranking with 3.4 million followed by Victoria (2.5 million), Queensland (1.7 million), Western Australia (1.3 million), South Australia (475 thousand), Capital Territory (188 thousand) and finally Northern Territory and Tasmania both with 99 thousand.

However, when it comes to the ratio of the population that travelled from a specific region, Western Australians are the most travel-addicts with 53 per cent taking trips overseas in 2016.

The map below shows the percentages of travellers by region:

Infographic - Ratio by region

How many hours should Australians work per month to travel the most visited destinations?

Travelling to the most visited destination comes at various costs depending on the destination and the region.

We have looked into the flights’ prices, the monthly salaries by region, and the number of ordinary working hours to find out that people working in Capital territory work less than people working in Tasmania, in order to afford the flights prices to the most visited destinations.

Infographic - Working Hours

 



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