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Value of Tourism

Released: Quarterly

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

Top points from the report:
  • Total expenditure has grown to a $7.8 billion, up 13 per cent
    for the year
  • This has been led by interstate expenditure growth, up 19 per cent and intrastate expenditures, up 25 per cent
  • Nationally expenditure grew 12 per cent for the year ending
    September 2019.
Domestic:
  • South Australia attracted a record higher 7.9 million domestic overnight trips, up 19 per cent, and well above the national growth rate of 12 per cent
  • There were a record 28.3 million domestic nights in South Australia, a rise of 21 per cent on the previous year and above the national growth rate of 12 per cent
  • There were a record 15.8 million day trips to and within South Australia, up 15 per cent and in line with the national growth rate of
    15 per cent
  • Total domestic expenditure in South Australia rose to $6.7 billion,
    up 16 per cent and above the national growth rate of 14 per cent
  • Day trips expenditure grew 1 per cent, behind the national growth rate of 15 per cent.
International:
  • Chinese visitation reached 66,000, up 20 per cent for the year end September 2019. China maintains itself as our number one market
  • China is number one for visits, nights and expenditure
  • Hong Kong has shown excellent results with visits, up 53 per cent, nights up 3 per cent and expenditure up 3 per cent
  • The Indian market has grown across all metrics with visits
    up 104 per cent, nights up 111 per cent and expenditure up 95 per cent.
Notes: For details of the NVS methodology changes in this release please refer to https://www.tra.gov.au/domestic/domestic-tourism-results
Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills
Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills

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 38,900 for the year end June 2018.
  • The tourism industry indirectly employed an additional 22,300 people bringing the total number of people employed in tourism to 61,300. This was up 5 per cent from 58,300 for the year end June 2018.
  • The Gross Value Add of tourism in South Australia has reached a high of $3.0 billion in 2017-18, a 7 per cent increase on last year.
TreeClimb, Adelaide City Parklands CREDIT: TreeClimb Adelaide
TreeClimb, Adelaide City Parklands CREDIT: TreeClimb Adelaide

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