Tourism Research Australia: Tourism worth USD105bn to Australia in 2017, up 5.3%

    Tourism Research Australia released (Apr-2018) its State Tourism Satellite Accounts for 2017, outlining the following direct economic contribution of :

    • Australia total:
      • Consumption: AUD135.5 billion (USD104.5 billion), +5.3% year-on-year
      • Employed: 598,000, +3.0%;
      • Gross state product (GSP)*: AUD55.3 billion (USD42.6 billion), +6.1%.
    • New South Wales:
      • Consumption: AUD40.5 billion (USD31.2 billion), +5.4%
      • Employed: 171,100, +2.0%
      • GSP: AUD17.3 billion (USD13.3 billion), +6.0%
    • Australian Capital Territory:
      • Consumption: AUD2.8 billion (USD2.2 billion), +8.5%
        Employed: 106,000, +5.3%
        GSP: AUD1.1 billion (USD848 million), +9.4%
    • Tasmania:
      • Consumption: AUD4.1 billion (USD3.2 billion), +20.0%;
      • Employed: 18,900 +17.6%;
      • GSP: AUD1.4 billion (USD1.1 billion) +20.2%.
    • Victoria:
      • Consumption: AUD31.2 billion (USD24.1 billion), +8.8%;
      • Employed: 143.8,000 +7.2%;
      • GSP: AUD12.2 billion (USD9.4 billion), +9.3%.
    • South Australia
      • Consumption: AUD7.9 billion (USD6.1 billion), +2.4%;
      • Employed: 36.0,000 +0.9%;
      • GSP: AUD3.1 billion (USD2.4 billion), +4.6%
    • Western Australia:
      • Consumption: AUD15.3 billion (USD11.8 billion) +0.4%
      • Employed: 71.1,000 -1.4%
      • GSP: AUD6.1 billion (USD4.7 billion) +2.0%
    • Northern Territory:
      • Consumption: AUD3.3 billion (USD2.5 billion) +7.0%
      • Employed: 90,000, -1.5%;
      • GSP: AUD1.2 billion (USD925 billion), +3.9%. [more – original PR]

    *GSP is defined as tourism gross value add plus net taxes on products that are attributable to the tourism industry.