Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2004
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/02/2004
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Tourism is important to the Australian economy, underpinning a wide range of industries. The Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) reported that more than $70b worth of tourism goods and services were consumed in 2001-02.
In 2001-02 tourism directly generated 549,000 jobs, a marginal decrease on 2000-01. The tourism industry's share of total national employment fell in 2001-02 to 5.9%, following a consistent 6.0% share of national employment from 1997-98 to 2000-01.
Retail trade generated the most direct tourism employment (145,400 persons) in 2001-02. Retail trade, accommodation, and cafes and restaurants accounted for more than half of the employment generated by tourism.
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