Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate this page
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
5249.0 - Australian National Accounts: Tourism Satellite Account, 2006-07  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/04/2008   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product
April 17, 2008
Embargoed 11.30 am (AEST)
Highest growth in tourism since 1999: ABS

Tourism's gross value added increased by 7.9% to $32,306m in 2006-07, which was the highest growth rate since 1998-99 and a similar rate of growth to the economy as a whole, according to statistics released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Growth in tourism was driven by both strong domestic tourism consumption (up by 6.8% to $63 billion) as well as by very strong international tourism consumption (up by 9.8% to $22 billion).

As a proportion of Australia's gross domestic product (GDP), tourism remained unchanged from last year at 3.7%, reflecting a similar rate of growth to the economy as a whole.

The release of the Tourism Satellite Account,measures the direct contribution of the tourism industry to the Australian economy by measuring the demand generated by domestic and foreign business and leisure visitors, and the supply of tourism products by domestic producers.

The tourism industry employed 482,800 people in 2006-07, an increase of 1.1% on 2005-06.

More information can be found in Tourism Satellite Account (cat. no. 5249.0).

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2016

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.