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Tourism in the South West (source: Regional Trends 2001)

  Number of Tourists (millions) Expenditure (millions)
Tourism by UK residents 19.1 £2,880
Overseas residents 1.6 £500

Keyfacts of tourism for the south west England 2002 (Source: www.staruk.org.uk)

Volume and spending in the South West

  UK Residents Overseas Residents
  Trips
Millions
Nights
Millions
Spending
Millions
Visits (P)
Millions
Nights (P)
Millions
Spending (P) Millions
SOUTH WEST 21.0 87.1 £3,901 1.43 11.5 £528
Cornwall 5.5 30.9 £1,342 0.20 1.4 £57
Devon 7.1 29.2 £1,254 0.43 3.7 £169
Somerset 2.6 7.8 £357 0.39 2.2 £113
Wiltshire 1.9 5.3 £244 0.21 1.2 £65
Dorset (West) 1.3 5.2 £203 0.05 0.3 £17
Unitary Authorities** 3.0 8.6 £499 0.33 2.7 £107
ENGLAND 134.9 415.8 £ 20,788 20.39 174.7 £10,419

Sources: United Kingdom Tourism Survey (UKTS)/International Passenger Survey (IPS).

Note: P=Provisional data. Figures for tourism by UK residents rounded to the nearest 100,000 trips, 100,000 nights and £5 million spending. However, the above country spending figures are unrounded and do not necessarily add up to the rounded regional figure. **Unitary Authorities include: Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

Purpose of trip to South West.

UK Residents Overseas Residents
Trips
Millions
Spending
£ Millions
Visits (P)
Millions
Spending (P)
£ Millions
Holiday 15.1 3,076 0.50 153
Business 2.1 414 0.27 136
Visits to Friends & Relatives 3.5 368 0.52 150
Other 0.3 44 0.14 89
Total 21.0 3,901 1.43 528

Sources: United Kingdom Tourism Survey (UKTS)/International Passenger Survey (IPS) Note: P=Provisional

Average expenditure in South West

UK Residents
Average Spend per Trip £186
Average Spend per Night £45

Sources: United Kingdom Tourism Survey (UKTS)

Tourism by expenditure category in South West

UK Residents
£ Millions % of Total
Package trip 160 4
Accommodation (non package trip) 1,210 31
Travel 610 16
Services or advice 60 2
Buying clothes 280 7
Eating and drinking 820 21
Other shopping 250 6
Entertainment 380 10
Other expenses 130 3
Total 3,900 100

Sources: United Kingdom Tourism Survey (UKTS)
Note
: Spending is rounded to the nearest £10 million

Seasonality of tourism in South West

UK Residents
% of Trips
Overseas Residents
% of Visits (P)
Jan, Feb, Mar 18 15
Apr, May, Jun 26 23
Jul, Aug, Sep 35 40
Oct, Nov, Dec 21 21

Sources: United Kingdom Tourism Survey (UKTS)/International Passenger Survey (IPS)
Note
: P=Provisional

Day visits

Number of Trips
Millions
South West 131.5

Note: This measures trips by British residents of three hours or more, which are not taken on a regular basis. This survey was last conducted in 1998 and will be updated in 2003

Origin of tourists to South West

UK Residents Overseas Residents
% of Trips % of Visits (P)
South West 27 USA 16
South East 20 Germany 13
London 10 France 11
West Midlands 10 Irish Republic 9
Eastern 8 Australia 6
East Midlands 7 Netherlands 6
North West Merseyside 6 Spain 4
Yorks & Humber 4 Canada 4
North East 1 Italy 3
Wales 6 Other Countries 28
Scotland 1    
Northern Ireland *    
Total 100 Total 100

Sources: UKTourism Survey (UKTS)/International Passenger Survey (IPS)
Note: P=Provisional data. *Less than 1%

Accomodation used in South West

UK Residents
Trips % Spending %
Hotel/Motel/Guesthouse 21 26
B&B/Farmhouse B&B 8 7
Rented House/Flat/Chalet 15 23
Hostel/University/School 1 1
Friends/Relatives Home 36 20
Second Home/Timeshare 1 1
Camping 4 3
Towed Caravan 4 3
Other 15 15

Sources: UK Tourism Survey (UKTS)
Note: Figures may over add due to more than one accommodation type being used during a trip.

Transport used in South West

UK Residents
% of Trips
Car 79
Train 8
Regular bus/Coach 3
Organised coach 3
Plane 2
Other 3

Sources: United Kingdom Tourism Survey (UKTS)
Note: Transport used on the longest part of the journey from home to the destination. Longest means distance, not time.

Accommodation used by overseas residents in South West

Overseas Residents
Visits % Spending %
Hotel etc 29 29
Bed & Breakfast 13 7
Camping/Mobile Home 3 2
Hostel 4 8
Holiday Village/Centre 0 0
Rented House 4 10
Paying Guest 8 10
Free Guest 38 28
Own Home 2 3
Other 3 3

Sources: International Passenger Survey (IPS)
Note: 2001 accommodation data for overseas residents is the latest available. Accommodation data was not collected in 2002

Social profile of tourists to South West

UK Residents
% of Trips
AB 34
C1 31
C2 19
DE 17

Sources: United Kingdom Tourism Survey (UKTS)
Note: Social Profile Definitions

Age profile of tourists to South West

UK Residents
% of Trips
Overseas Residents
% of Visits (P)
0-15 n/a 9
16-24 12 10
25-34 19 18
35-44 25 18
45-54 17 21
55-64 11 16
65+ 15 8

Sources: U K Tourism Survey (UKTS)/International Passenger Survey (IPS)
Note: P=Provisional

Major paid attractions in South West

Attraction Location Visits 2002 Visits 2001
Eden Project St Austell 1,832,482E 1,700,000
Roman Baths Bath 845,608 864,989
Stonehenge Amesbury 759,697 677,378
Dart Pleasure Craft Limited Dartmouth 721,822 790,480
Bristol Zoo Gardens Clifton 574,122 640,317
Longleat Estate Warminster 492,807 361,076
Woodlands Leisure Park Blackawton 400,000E 374,165
National Marine Aquarium Plymouth 380,000E 350,000

Source: Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions
Note: Table contains data on attractions which responded to the Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions and gave permission information to be published. Excludes two attractions where operators did not authorise figures for publication. E=estimate.

Major free attractions in South West

Attraction Location Visits 2002 Visits 2001
Truro Cathedral Truro 500,000E 500,000E
Arnolfini Gallery Bristol 482,275 544,847
Cornish Cyder Farm Penhallow 355,000 330,000
Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery Bristol 311,890 254,042
Wells Cathedral Wells 300,000E 300,000E
Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company Cheddar Gorge 300,000E 100,000E
Donkey Sanctuary Salcombe Regis 250,000E 230,000E
Trago Mills Liverton 240,000E 240,000
Teign Valley Glass & House of Marbles Bovey Tracey 200,000E 175,000E

Source: Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions
Note: Table contains data on attractions which responded to the Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions and gave permission for information to be published. Excludes one attraction where operator did not authorise figures for publication. E=estimate.

Sources:
UK Residents - United Kingdom Tourism Survey (UKTS) , sponsored by the UK Statutory Tourist Boards
Overseas Residents - International Passenger Survey (IPS) , Office for National Statistics
Attractions Data - Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions , sponsored by the UK Statutory Tourist Boards
Last updated: 25 July 2003

Distribution by regional tourism board

Region Attractions % Visits %
England Total 71 80
Cumbria 3 2
Northumbria 4 3
North West 4 9
Yorkshire 6 7
Heart of England 15 13
East of England 10 8
London 5 17
South West 10 9
Southern 7 7
South East England 8 5

London, which represented only 5% of attractions, attracted 17% of visits. Similarly, the North West, representing 4% of attractions, attracted 9% of visits. In other regions, the share of visits tended to be more in line with the region's share of attractions.

National sector structure by attraction

Category Attractions % Visits %
Country Parks 5 15
Farms 3 1
Gardens 6 5
Historic Houses/Castles 19 11
Other Hisitoric Properties 8 3
Leisure/Theme Parks 2 10
Museums/Art Galleries 31 26
Steam/Heritage Railways 2 1
Visitor/Heritage Centres 8 6
Wildlife Attractions/Zoos 5 7
Workplaces 6 3
Places of Worship 3 6
Other 3 6
UK 100 100

Note: Figures may over add due to rounding. Museums & art galleries accounted for 31% of the total sample, but attracted just over a quarter of visits. Historic houses & castles formed 19% of the sample but accounted for only 11% of visits in 2001. Both these categories have a high proportion of small attractions. In contrast, country parks and leisure & theme parks, which represent only 5% and 2% respectively of the responding sample of attractions accounted for 16% and 10% respectively of visits.

Visitor attractions by sector and tourist board

  Historic Properties % Gardens Museums & Art Galleries % Wildlife Attractions & Zoos % Other % All %
Cumbria 14 * 9 7 70 100
Northumbria 15 2 33 3 47 100
North West 9 * 11 15 65 100
Yorkshire 17 2 30 * 51 100
Heart of England 18 4 15 4 60 100
East of England 13 3 14 8 62 100
London 24 4 56 8 7 100
South West 31 4 13 14 39 100
Southern 20 9 20 9 41 100
South East 38 8 13 7 35 100

Note: Historic Properties includes historic houses/castles, other historic properties and places of worship. Other attractions includes country parks, workplaces, farms, visitor/heritage centres, steam/heritage railways, leisure/theme parks and other attractions. * less than 0.5%

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