NAME OF ORGANISATION
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Presents estimates of the direct contribution of the tourism industry to the Australian economy within the context of a satellite account linked to the Australian System of National Accounts.
The publication shows the contribution of tourism to major economic aggregates, such as gross domestic product (GDP), as well as details by type of visitor, what products were purchased by tourists and which industries supplied those products. In addition, data on employment in tourism industries and visitor numbers is presented. The Tourism Satellite Account provides users with a macro-economic framework to conduct analyses of tourism impacts on the economy.
Tourism is not defined as an industry in ABS classifications. However the tourism satellite account uses a model to measures the magnitude of the tourism 'industry' so it can be compared on a consistent basis with other industries in the economy. Key measures are tourism GDP and tourism employment.
Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework (international standard)
Tourism GDP, tourism employment, tourism industry output and value added, tourism consumption and tourism exports
Based around the Australia and New Zealand Standard Industry Classification (ANZSIC) and national accounts classifications of products
Other concepts (summary)
The term "tourism" refers to "visitors" and includes visitors on business as well as visitors on pleasure trips.
Comments and/or Other Regions
No data below the Australia level are provided
Future additions are dependent on continuing availability of user funding.
With financial support from the Department of Industry, Science and Resources, work to produce the first official tourism satellite account began in 1996. It was released in October 2000, in respect of 1997-98. An update for the next three years to 2000-2001 is expected to be released in April 2002. Subject to continuing user funding, the account will be released annually, around April each year.
Data availability comments
Publication only. No additional information available.
DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
15/04/2002 04:05 PM