State Tourism Satellite Account 2019–20

Queensland tourism summary

 

Gross State Product (GSP)


$22.7 billion
Down 20.0% compared with 2018–19

Gross Value Added (GVA)


$20.3 billion
Down 19.9% compared with 2018–19

Employment


206,600 persons
Down 11.8% compared with 2018–19

 

Tourism GSP 

In 2019–20 (compared to 2018–19):

  • direct tourism GSP in Qld was worth $11.4 billion (down 18.1%)
    • this was a 3.2% direct share of total state GSP (down 0.6 percentage points)
    • total state GSP was worth $361.0 billion (down 2.3%)
  • indirect tourism GSP was worth an extra $11.3 billion to Qld’s economy (down 21.9%)
  • total tourism GSP (both direct and indirect) was worth $22.7 billion to Qld’s economy (down 20.0%).

Tourism GVA 

In 2019–20 (compared to 2018–19):

  • direct tourism GVA in Qld was worth $10.5 billion (down 17.9%)
    • this was a 3.1% direct share of total state GVA (down 0.6 percentage points)
    • total state GVA was worth $338.8 billion (down 2.6%)
  • indirect tourism GVA was worth an extra $9.9 billion to Qld’s economy (down 21.9%)
  • total tourism GVA (both direct and indirect) was worth $20.3 billion to Qld’s economy (down 19.9%).

Tourism employment 

In 2019–20 (compared to 2018–19):

  • direct tourism employment in Qld accounted for 135,900 employees (down 6.3%)
    • this was a 5.4% direct share of total state employment (down 0.4 percentage points)
    • total state employment amounted to 2.5 million employees (up 0.3%)
  • indirect tourism accounted for 70,700 employees in Qld (down 20.7%)
  • total tourism employment (both direct and indirect) accounted for 206,600 employees in Qld (down 11.8%).

Notes

What is direct contribution?

Money spent directly in the tourism industry. Without a tourism industry in Qld, this money wouldn’t be generated, or these people wouldn’t be employed.  

What is indirect contribution?

The flow-on effect of the tourism industry. In Qld, for every dollar spent in the tourism industry, an additional 82 cents were spent elsewhere in the economy. 

Why we use GVA 

GVA allows easier comparisons across industries. GVA is equal to GSP minus taxes.