State Tourism Satellite Account 2020–21

The State Tourism Satellite Account (STSA) 2020–21 highlights the importance of tourism to each state and territory economy. 

COVID-19 caused severe disruptions to tourism in the last quarter of 2019-20 and through all of 2020-21. This 2020-21 edition of the STSA is the first to:

  • capture the full 12 month impacts of COVID-19 on the visitor economy
  • describe where the largest impacts occurred. 

Key data includes: 

  • Consumption 
  • Gross State Product (GSP) 
  • Employment 

Data sources

Sources for the STSA are:

We extend the work of the ABS by:

  • examining state and territory tourism performance
  • estimating the indirect economic and workforce impacts of tourism.

The detailed statistical tables that accompany this report also include:

  • tourism Gross Value Added (GVA)
  • tourism output
  • data for different industries within the visitor economy.  

Read about the terminology we use and how we apply the data in the Methodology