The Regional Tourism Satellite Account provides annual data for Australia’s tourism regions. This data includes:
This data allows for comparison between:
Adverse economic and social conditions followed the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-21. This saw uneven impacts on tourism across Australia’s regions. Among the most impacted were:
However, there were tourism regions with improved results for 2020-21 compared to 2019-20. These included regions:
Explore state and territory data.
Choose a state or territory from the tabs and choose a tourism region. You can view:
The main categories for industries in tourism are tourism characteristic and tourism connected.
The COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact tourism in 2020-21. International borders remained closed restricting entry of foreign tourists. The closing of many state borders throughout the year also restricted interstate travel.
Results for smaller tourism regions with a visitor sample of 500 or less are less reliable. Results vary greatly from year to year. For this reason, estimates of GVA, GRP and employment for smaller regions are ‘smoothed’ by taking an average over 3 years.
However, we did not smooth results for those regions in 2019-20 and 2020-21. This is because smoothing would hide the substantial impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s regional economies.
This release includes:
The revised time series replaces all previous versions. It also considers key revisions in the source data including changes to:
You can explore summary data by: