5249.0 - Australian National Accounts: Tourism Satellite Account, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
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Key figures

2017-18 to 2018-19 % change

Total Economy

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Current prices
Chain volume measure
Gross Value Added at basic prices
Current prices
Chain volume measure
Employed persons
Hours worked index
Gross value added per hour worked

Figure 1. Growth in key aggregates

Figure 1 shows growth in key aggregates.

2018-19 Key Points

Chain volume measures

        • Direct tourism Gross Domestic Product (GDP), in volume terms, increased by 3.4%, compared with real GDP growth of 1.9%.
        • Direct tourism gross value added at basic prices, in volume terms increased by 3.3%, compared to gross value added for all industries which increased by 1.9%.
        • Internal tourism consumption (total domestic and international consumption in Australia) in volume terms, increased by 3.1%. Of this figure, domestic tourism consumption increased by 3.4% while international tourism consumption grew by 2.0%.
        • Direct tourism gross value added per hour worked (a measure of tourism labour productivity) increased by 0.6% compared to growth for the whole economy which fell by -0.2%.

Current price measures


        • Direct tourism GDP increased by 6.0% to $60,821m, compared with GDP growth of 5.3%.
        • Tourism share of GDP remained unchanged at 3.1%.

Industry gross value added
        • Direct tourism gross value added increased by 6.1% to $55,939m.

Tourism consumption
        • Internal tourism consumption increased by 6.2% to $152,039m.
        • Domestic tourism consumption increased by 6.7% to $112,893m.
        • Tourism exports (international tourism consumption in Australia) increased by 4.6% to $39,145m.
        • Tourism imports (outbound tourism consumption by Australian residents on outbound trips) increased by 7.8% to $58,306m.

Tourism employment
        • Tourism employed persons increased by approximately 21,500 employees to approximately 666,000 employed persons.
        • Tourism share of total employment remained stable at 5.2%.
        • Hours worked in tourism increased by 2.6%, compared with an increase of 2.1% for the overall economy.


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