The South Australian Visitor Economy

Released: Quarterly

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

Please note these results include the impacts of bushfires and the first seven months of COVID-19 in 2019/20

Top points from the report:

  • Total South Australian visitor expenditure for the year end September 2020, combining International and Domestic Expenditure, came to $5.6 billion, down 29 per cent
  • Regional visitor expenditure (including international) fell to $2.7 billion, down 22 per cent
  • Adelaide expenditure fell 34 per cent to $2.9 billion

Notes:

*Standard reporting normally compares the last 12 months against the previous 12 months.

 

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

  • The results of the 2019-20 State Satellite Account represent only four months of the impacts of COVID travel restrictions and reflect the job keeper program. Therefore, minimal impacts on tourism employment are reflected in the results.
  • People employed directly in tourism in South Australia decreased 0.3% to 40,400 in the Year Ending June 2020.
  • The tourism industry indirectly employed an additional 19,200 bringing total employment to 59,500 which is 6.6% lower than the previous year.
  • The Goss Value Add of tourism in South Australia showed some declines from the impact of COVID with a direct value of $2.9b and an additional indirect value of $2.6b. These results represent 13.2% and 19.0% decreases from the previous year.

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

 

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South Australian Visitor Economy

FACT SHEET: Results for year ending September 2020. Released: January 2021.

Value of Tourism - South Australia

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

State Tourism Satellite Account Summary

SUMMARY: Results for 2019-20
Released: March 2021