5249.0 - Australian National Accounts: Tourism Satellite Account, 2015-16 Quality Declaration 
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ANALYSIS OF RESULTS




In the Australian Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) the direct contribution of tourism to the Australian economy has been measured using the demand generated by visitors and the supply of tourism products by domestic producers.

The diagram below provides a graphical depiction of the flow of tourism consumption through the Australian economy in 2015-16. What the diagram highlights is that unlike traditional ANZSIC industries in the Australian National Accounts, tourism is not measured by the output of a single industry, but rather from the demand side, i.e. the activities of visitors. It is the products that visitors consume that define what it is that the tourism economy produces. That is, the diagram shows how the value of internal tourism consumption (as measured by the sum of international and tourism consumption in purchasers prices, i.e. the price the visitor pays) is disaggregated to either form part of tourism gross value added and tourism Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or it is excluded as it either forms part of the second round, indirect effects of tourism or the output was not domestically produced.