The South Australian Visitor Economy

Released: Quarterly

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of the South Australian Visitor Economy.

Top points from the report:

  • Total expenditure has fallen to $6.5 billion, down 14 per cent for the year.
  • International expenditure fell 16 per cent to $907 million for the year end June 2020.
  • Overall domestic expenditure fell 14 per cent to $5.6 billion.
  • Interstate overnight expenditure fell 21 per cent and intrastate overnight expenditure grew 12 per cent.
  • Day Trips expenditure fell 6 per cent to a record high $1.5 billion.

Notes:

*Standard reporting normally compares the last 12 months against the previous 12 months. Refer to page 2-3 in the Value of Tourism fact sheet regarding the impacts of the summer bushfires and COVID-19.

 

The Obelisk, Limestone Coast
The Obelisk, Limestone Coast

Value of Tourism

 

Released: Quarterly

This fact sheet includes top level information which provides a snapshot of South Australia's position in the market*.

*Standard reporting normally compares the last 12 months against the previous 12 months. Refer to page 2-3 in the Value of Tourism fact sheet below regarding the impacts of the summer bushfires and COVID-19.

 

Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills
Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills

Domestic:

  • South Australia attracted 6.5 million domestic overnight trips, down 17 per cent.
  • There were 22.6 million domestic nights in South Australia, a decline of 16 per cent on the previous year.
  • Total domestic expenditure in South Australia fell to $5.5 billion, down 14 per cent.
  • Day trips expenditure fell 6 per cent to $1.5 billion.

International:

  • Visitation has fallen by 24 per cent to a record high 355,000.
  • Expenditure has fallen by 16 per cent to $907 million.
  • Nights have fallen 11 per cent to 8.5 million.

Notes: For details of the NVS methodology changes in this release please refer to https://www.tra.gov.au/domestic/domestic-tourism-results

  • What are the strategies for growing tourism in South Australia? Strategic Plans
  • How many international travellers visit South Australia, where do they come from and how much do they spend? International Performance
  • How many Australians visit South Australia, where do they come from and how much do they spend? Domestic Performance

STATE TOURISM SATELLITE ACCOUNTS

The State Tourism Satellite Account provides measures of tourism gross domestic product, tourism gross value added, tourism trade and employment in tourism. 

Top points from the report

  • People employed directly in tourism in South Australia has increased by 4 per cent to a record high 40,500 for the year end June 2019.
  • The tourism industry indirectly employed an additional 23,200 people bringing the total number of people employed in tourism to 63,800. This was up 5 per cent for the year end June 2018.
  • The Gross Value Add of tourism in South Australia has reached a high of $3.3 billion in 2018-19, a 8 per cent increase on last year.


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TreeClimb, Adelaide City Parklands CREDIT: TreeClimb Adelaide
TreeClimb, Adelaide City Parklands CREDIT: TreeClimb Adelaide

 

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Value of Tourism - South Australia

FACT SHEET: Results for year ending June 2020. Released: October 2020.

State Tourism Satellite Account Summary

SUMMARY: Results for 2018-19
Released: May 2020