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Tourism Satellite Account

The Australian Bureau of Statistics publishes a Tourism Satellite Account for the Australian tourism industry on an annual basis. The Tourism Satellite Account is recognised internationally as the benchmark for estimating the economic contribution of tourism. It provides measures of tourism gross domestic product, tourism gross value added, tourism trade, and employment in tourism.

Tourism Satellite Account 2013-2014

Past Satellite Accounts

Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia provides consumer and market insights, plus industry and strategic insights to Australia’s tourism industry. Tourism Australia identify new and high yielding markets and analyse and communicate trends in global and domestic tourism. 

Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre

Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) was formed to assist in the development of a dynamic, internationally competitive, and sustainable Australian tourism industry. STCRC research reports, tools & products are now available as free PDF downloads.

The Small-Scale Accommodation Survey

The Small-Scale Accommodation Survey (SSAS) will provide operators, investors, and government with timely information on supply, demand, and revenue using an innovative web-based platform. This is essential as smaller hotels, motels, serviced apartments, visitor hostels, and caravan parks are an important component of the Australian tourism industry.

The SSAS will track the performance of smaller accommodation facilities not covered by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and will provide a more comprehensive overview of how the accommodation sector is faring.

The SSAS will start collecting data in January 2013 for the following categories of accommodation:

  • Hotels, motels and serviced apartments (up to 14 rooms)
  • Visitor hostels
  • Caravan parks

For more information about the Small-Scale Accommodaition Survey visit the Tourism Reasearch Australia website or contact them by email

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics provides statistics on a wide range of economic and social matters, serving government, business and the general population, as well as producing statistics on a range of tourism related activities.

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