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South Australian regional tourism satellite account

Tourism is a valuable contributor to the South Australia economy. The latest state Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) published by Tourism Research Australia (TRA) indicates that in 2013-14, the tourism industry directly contributed $2.4 billion to South Australia's economy and directly employed approximately 32,100 people.

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To complement the state TSA, TRA—in partnership with the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC)—commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to develop regional TSA measures to examine the role and contribution of the tourism industry at a regional level.

The regional TSA measures both the direct and indirect impacts of tourism on the economy and includes metrics such as Gross Regional Product (GRP), Gross Value Added (GVA) and employment. The regional TSA also provides information about tourism consumption, output, taxation, and the composition of the tourism industry and its interaction with other industries.

GRP and employment, along with the share of the economy for 2013–14 are available by clicking on each region on the interactive map below.

If you require more information on each region for 2013–14, fact sheets are available through the SATC website.

Alternatively, the full report is available by contacting tourism.research@tra.gov.au



  Direct tourism contribution Total tourism contribution
  GRP ($m) Employment ('000) GRP ($m) Employment ('000)
Adelaide 1,636 20.4 2,703 29.4
Adelaide Hills 53 1.1 260 2.8
Barossa 40 0.6 216 2.2
Clare Valley 18 0.3 122 1.2
Eyre Peninsula 121 1.5 293 3
Fleurieu Peninsula 113 2.1 360 4.2
Limestone Coast 110 1.8 259 3.1
Murraylands 54 0.7 167 1.7
Riverland 49 0.7 191 1.9
Yorke Peninsula 53 0.9 236 2.4
Flinders Ranges and Outback 123 1.4 281 2.7
Kangaroo Island 36 0.5 134 1.3
Regional South Australia 771 11.7 2,518 26.6
Rest of Australia     67 0.6
South Australia 2,407 32.1 5,287 56.6