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5249.0 - Australian National Accounts: Tourism Satellite Account, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/12/2010   
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This publication presents the key results of the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) for the years 2001-02 to 2009-10. Work on the TSA has been funded by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET). The complete TSA time series from 1997-98 to 2009-10 is available in the data cube associated with this publication on the ABS website.


The 2009-10 publication reflects results from the annual TSA update process where estimates for the latest year are modelled using movements in visitor consumption, and consequently a less detailed set of information is presented.


Revisions to source data used in the compilation of the TSA have also resulted in minor revisions to earlier year estimates. In particular, the following estimates have been revised:

  • Estimates of passenger transport services provided to international visitors have been revised as a result of revisions to international trade in services data compiled by the ABS.
  • Economy wide national accounting aggregates have been revised to make them consistent with the 2009-10 issue of Australian System of National Accounts (cat. no. 5204.0), impacting on ratios of tourism to overall economic activity.
  • Estimates of tourism employment for the Air, water and other transport industry have been revised over all years of the TSA time series.


All values, unless otherwise indicated, are shown in Australian dollars rounded to the nearest million. Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component items and totals.


The 2010-11 issue of this publication is expected to be released in December 2011.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Darren Page on Brisbane (07) 3222 6030.

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