State Tourism Satellite Account 2019–20

South Australia tourism summary

 

Gross State Product (GSP)


$6.5 billion
Down 16.7% compared with 2018–19

Gross Value Added (GVA)


$5.5 billion
Down 16.1% compared with 2018–19

Employment


59,600 persons
Down 6.6% compared with 2018–19

 

Tourism GSP 

In 2019–20 (compared to 2018–19):

  • direct tourism GSP in SA was worth $3.1 billion (down 13.4%)
    • this was a 2.8% direct share of total state GSP (down 0.4 percentage points)
    • total state GSP was worth $110.6 billion (up 0.2%)
  • indirect tourism GSP was worth an extra $3.4 billion to SA’s economy (down 19.5%)
  • total tourism GSP (both direct and indirect) was worth $6.5 billion to SA’s economy (down 16.7%).

Tourism GVA 

In 2019–20 (compared to 2018–19):

  • direct tourism GVA in SA was worth $2.9 billion (down 13.2%)
    • this was a 2.8% direct share of total state GVA (down 0.4 percentage points)
    • total state GVA was worth $103.0 billion (up 0.7%)
  • indirect tourism GVA was worth an extra $2.6 billion to SA’s economy (down 19.0%)
  • total tourism GVA (both direct and indirect) was worth $5.5 billion to SA’s economy (down 16.1%).

Tourism employment 

In 2019–20 (compared to 2018–19):

  • direct tourism employment in SA accounted for 40,400 employees (down 0.3%)
    • this was a 4.8% direct share of total state employment (no change)
    • total state employment amounted to 841,000 employees (down 0.7%)
  • indirect tourism accounted for 19,200 employees in SA (down 17.6%)
  • total tourism employment (both direct and indirect) accounted for 59,600 employees in SA (down 6.6%).

Notes

What is direct contribution?

Money spent directly in the tourism industry. Without a tourism industry in SA, 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 SA, for every dollar spent in the tourism industry, an additional 79 cents were spent elsewhere in the economy. 

Why we use GVA 

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