1146.0 - Directory of Service Industries Statistics, 2002  
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    Travel Agency Services Industry, Australia (cat. no. 8653.0)


    The collection aim was to measure the financial performance of the Travel Agency Services industry. All licensed travel agents (with income from travel agency activities of $30,000 or more, as per the Travel Compensation Fund and the Northern Territory Travel Agent Licensing Commission) were surveyed, along with relevant State Tourist Bureau and similar organisations and other significant organisations involved in the industry.

    Results from the survey are used by ABS National Accounts as well as other public and private sector organisations to measure the contribution of the industry to the economy, to monitor the overall performance of the industry and to provide benchmarks for future studies of the industry.


    The survey included employing businesses classified to Class 6641 Travel Agency Services of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC). This class comprises businesses mainly engaged in the provision of travel agency services such as transport, and/or accommodation booking, tour wholesaling or retailing and tourist bureau services. Businesses, such as domestic and international airlines, that carry out travel agency activities, but are mainly engaged in providing other services were excluded from the survey.

    The survey was conducted with the assistance of the Travel Compensation Fund (TCF) which provided statistical data to the ABS from information collected from travel agency businesses included in the 1996-1997 TCF Annual Financial Review. In addition, information was collected directly by the ABS from other travel agency businesses not covered by the TCF.

    All licensed travel agents covered by the regulations of the TCF and the Northern Territory Government (which is not included in the TCF jurisdiction) were included in the survey. In addition a sample of businesses on the ABS Business Register classified to ANZSIC class 6641 were included.


    Estimates on number of businesses, sources of income including gross ticket sales by travel product, items of expenditure, employment characteristics and performance ratios were produced. State and Territory comparisons are made by employment, wages and salaries and total income.


    New South Wales
    South Australia
    Western Australia
    Northern Territory


    Collections conducted in respect of 1986-1987 and 1996-1997.

    For information on other related products and services visit the Product Information page.

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