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5249.0 - Australian National Accounts: Tourism Satellite Account, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/04/2013   
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Key Figures

2010-11
2011-12
2010-11 to 2011-12 change

Direct Tourism gross value added at basic prices ($m)
35 711
37 621
5.3%
Net taxes on tourism products ($m)
3 224
3 398
5.4%
Direct tourism GDP ($m)
38 936
41 018
5.3%
Tourism employed persons ('000)
530.3
531.9
0.3%
Gross value added ($m)
1 310 364
1 377 036
5.1%
GDP ($m)
1 403 888
1 473 227
4.9%
Tourism share of gross value added (%)
2.7
2.7
0.0 pts
Tourism share of gross domestic product (%)
2.8
2.8
0.0 pts



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Key Points


GDP
  • Direct tourism GDP increased by 5.3% to $41,018m, compared with GDP growth of 4.9%
  • Tourism share of GDP remained stable at 2.8%


INDUSTRY GROSS VALUE ADDED
  • Direct tourism gross value added increased by 5.3% to $37,621m
  • Tourism share of gross value added remained stable at 2.7% in 2011-12


TOURISM CONSUMPTION
  • Internal tourism consumption (total domestic and international consumption in Australia) increased by 6.8% to $106,552m
  • Domestic tourism consumption increased by 8.3% to $81,005m
  • Tourism exports (international tourism consumption in Australia) increased by 2.1% to $25,547m
  • Tourism imports (tourism consumption by Australian residents on outbound trips) increased by 5.1% to $32,282m


TOURISM EMPLOYMENT
  • Tourism employed persons increased by approximately 1,600 employees to 531,900 employed persons
  • Tourism share of total employment fell marginally from 4.7% to 4.6%


NOTES


ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

This publication presents the key results of the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) for the years 2003-04 to 2011-12. Work on the TSA has been funded by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET). The complete TSA time series from 1997-98 to 2011-12 is available in the data cube associated with this publication on the ABS website.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

The 2011-12 publication includes new data on tourism employed persons by gender.


REVISIONS IN THIS ISSUE

The TSA methodology involves estimating a full benchmark every third year. The statistics presented in this publication reflect a new benchmark in respect of 2009-10. See the explanatory notes for a description of the benchmark methodology.

As part of the 2009-10 benchmark process, the relationships established in 2006-07 have been reviewed and adjusted. Latest industry data and revisions to the supply-use tables have been incorporated, as have revisions to other input data series (see below) which together have resulted in revisions across much of the TSA series:
  • Estimates of domestic tourism consumption have been revised following adjustments to Tourism Research Australia's (TRA) National Visitor Survey (NVS) estimates dating back to 2003, first published in the NVS March Quarter 2012. Adjustments include changes to the population benchmark data used from 2007 onwards, and corrections to overnight expenditure for business travellers dating back to 2003.
  • Estimates of international tourism consumption were also revised due to adjustments to Tourism Research Australia's (TRA) International Visitor Survey (IVS). These adjustments, dating back to 1999, were first published in the IVS March Quarter 2012. Implementation of a separate weighting for education and employment purpose-of-visit categories were the main changes.
  • Estimates of Tourism employment have also been revised as a consequence of revisions to the tourism value-added industry ratios and revisions to ABS labour force estimates.

Upward revisions to direct tourism output, direct tourism gross value added, and direct tourism GDP (from 2002-03 to 2011-12) were an anticipated impact of the revisions to domestic tourism expenditure from the NVS. These were slightly offset by upward revisions to a range of industry supply and value added estimates across the economy, and downward revisions in some years for international tourism expenditure. These revisions, as well as minor changes to total industry employment, also result in changes to tourism employment estimates over the time series.


DATA VALUES AND ROUNDING

All values, unless otherwise indicated, are shown in Australian dollars rounded to the nearest million. Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component items and totals.


NEXT ISSUE

The 2012-13 issue of this publication is expected to be released on 19 December 2013.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Sean Thompson on Brisbane (07) 3222 6257.


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