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Tourism is a key economic driver, generating 109,000 jobs and injecting $11.9 billion into the Western Australian economy by Gross State Product.​

​In June 2017, Tourism Research Australia released an update for 2015-16 on the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA).

A TSA is a set of statistical tables based on data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) that measures the economic contribution of tourism to the Australian economy. The TSA reports the economic contribution of tourism to the economy in relation to total output, value added, and employment. The development of a TSA is necessary because there is no tourism 'industry' identified within the current national accounting framework.

The new TSA's should be considered to provide the most recent and accurate data on tourism's contribution to the economy.

Download the latest Tourism Satellite Account fact sheet:

The economic contribution of tourism to Western Australia in 2015-16 fact sheet 

Visit Tourism Research Australia to download the full report.​​

Tourism Research Australia estimates that as at June 2016, there were around 27,000 tourism businesses in Western Australia, with four in five (80%) located in the Experience Perth tourism region. For more information, visit Tourism Research Australia to download the Tourism Businesses in Australia, June 2012 to June 2016 report.

Last Reviewed: 2017-09-13