South Australia summary

Gross State Product (GSP)

$5.2 billion
Down 20% compared with 2019–20
Down 32% compared with 2018–19

Gross Value Added (GVA)

$4.4 billion
Down 20% compared with 2019–20
Down 31% compared with 2018–19

Employment

56,500 persons
Down 4.2% compared with 2019–20
Down 9.3% compared with 2018–19

Tourism GSP 

In 2020–21: 

  • Direct tourism GSP in SA was worth $2.6 billion. This was down:
    • 18% on 2019–20
    • 28% on 2018–19. 
    This was a 2.2% direct share of total state GSP. It was down:
    • 0.7 percentage points on 2019–20
    • 1.1 percentage points on 2018–19.
  • Total state GSP was worth $117.7 billion. This was up:
    • 6.4% on 2019–20
    • 7.4% on 2018–19. 
  • Indirect tourism GSP was worth an extra $2.7 billion to SA’s economy. This was down:
    • 21% on 2019–20
    • 36% on 2018–19. 
  • Total tourism GSP (both direct and indirect) was worth $5.2 billion to SA’s economy. This was down:
    • 20% on 2019–20
    • 32% on 2018–19. 

Tourism GVA  

In 2020–21: 

  • Direct tourism GVA in SA was worth $2.3 billion. This was down:
    • 20% on 2019–20
    • 29% on 2018–19. 
    This was a 2.1% direct share of total state GVA. It was down:
    • 0.7 percentage points on 2019–20
    • 1.1 percentage points on 2018–19. 
  • Total state GVA was worth $109.0 billion. This was up:
    • 5.8% on 2019–20
    • 6.9% on 2018–19. 
  • Indirect tourism GVA was worth an extra $2.1 billion to SA economy. This was down:
    • 19% on 2019–20
    • 34% on 2018–19. 
  • Total tourism GVA (both direct and indirect) was worth $4.4 billion to SA’s economy. This was down:
    • 20% on 2019–20
    • 31% on 2018–19. 

Tourism employment  

In 2020–21: 

  • Direct tourism employment in SA accounted for 37,300 employees. This was down:
    • 6.5% on 2019–20
    • 8.8% on 2018–19. 
    This was a 4.4% direct share of total state employment. It was down:
    • 0.4 percentage points on 2019–20
    • 0.5 percentage points on 2018–19.
  • Total state employment was 855,000 employees. This was up:
    • 1.4% on 2019–20
    • 0.8% on 2018–19. 
  • Indirect tourism accounted for 19,200 employees in SA. This was:
    • up 8.7% on 2019–20
    • down 10% on 2018–19. 
  • Total tourism employment (both direct and indirect) accounted for 56,500 employees in SA. This was down:
    • 4.2% on 2019–20
    • 9.3% on 2018–19. 

Definitions

About direct contribution 

Direct contribution is money spent directly in the tourism industry. Without a tourism industry in SA:

  • this money wouldn’t be generated in the Australian economy
  • this employment wouldn’t be created in the SA workforce.   

About indirect contribution

Indirect contribution is the flow-on effect of the tourism industry. For every dollar spent in the tourism industry in SA, an extra 80 cents were spent elsewhere in the economy.  

Why we use GVA  

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