Tourism Research Australia releases 2015/16 State Tourism Satellite Accounts report

    Tourism Research Australia released (28-Jun-2017) the State Tourism Satellite Accounts report, which examines tourism for 2015/16 and highlights its importance to each Australian State and Territory’s economy. Highlights include:

    • New South Wales:
      • Consumption: AUD38.1 billion (USD29.1 billion) up 5.2%;
      • Employed: 164,000 down 0.2%;
      • Gross State Product: AUD16.3 billion (USD12.5 billion) up 6.6%;
    • Victoria:
      • Consumption: AUD29 billion (USD22.2 billion) up 8.4%;
      • Employed: 134,100 up 2.3%;
      • Gross State Product: AUD11.3 billion (USD8.6 billion) up 9.2%;
    • Queensland:
      • Consumption: AUD30 billion (USD22.9 billion) up 7.6%;
      • Employed: 137,600 up 3.9%;
      • Gross State Product: AUD12.6 billion (USD9.6 billion) up 9.5%;
    • Western Australia:
      • Consumption: AUD15.4 billion (USD11.8 billion) up 4.6%;
      • Employed: 71,800 up 3.2%;
      • Gross State Product: AUD6 billion (USD4.6 billion) up 7.1%;
    • South Australia:
      • Consumption: AUD8.1 billion (USD6.2 billion) up 3.2%;
      • Employed: 36,700 down 5.7%;
      • Gross State Product: AUD3.1 billion (USD2.4 billion) up 2.1%;
    • Tasmania:
      • Consumption: AUD3.7 billion (USD2.8 billion) up 3.0%;
      • Employed: 71,200 down 3.3%;
      • Gross State Product: AUD1.3 billion (USD1 billion) up 4.3%;
    • Northern Territory:
      • Consumption: AUD3.2 billion (USD2.4 billion) up 4.2%;
      • Employed: 9200 down 2.0%;
      • Gross State Product: AUD1.2 billion (USD0.9 billion) up 5.7%;
    • Australian Capital Territory:
      • Consumption: AUD2.5 billion (USD1.9 billion) up 1.1%;
      • Employed: 9700 down 4.9%;
      • Gross State Product: AUD1 billion (USD0.8 billion) up 1.2%. [more – original PR]