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Australian National Accounts - Tourism Satellite Accounts
 
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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW
    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.

    PURPOSE
    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.

    SCOPE
    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.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework
    Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework (international standard)

    Main outputs
    Tourism GDP, tourism employment, tourism industry output and value added, tourism consumption and tourism exports

    Classifications
    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.

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Australia

    Comments and/or Other Regions
    No data below the Australia level are provided

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Annually

    Frequency comments
    Future additions are dependent on continuing availability of user funding.

    COLLECTION HISTORY
    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
    Yes

    Data availability comments
    Publication only. No additional information available.


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    15/04/2002 04:05 PM



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