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Tourism is an important industry to our economy, generating 100,900 jobs and contributing $12.2 billion to WA's economy (by Gross State Product). Find out the value of tourism to the regional, state and national economy below.

Economic contribution of tourism to WA

In May 2020, Tourism Research Australia released the State Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA) 2018-19, which provides the latest data on tourism's contribution to WA's economy.

This report also outlines the economic contribution of tourism to each state and territory, in relation to the total Gross State Product, Gross Value Added and employment.

Download a summary of The economic contribution of tourism to Western Australia in 2018-19 (PDF 823KB).

To download the full report, visit Tourism Research Australia's website.

Economic contribution of tourism to WA's regions

In September 2020, Tourism Research Australia released the 2018-19 Regional Tourism Satellite Account, which provides the latest data on tourism's contribution to WA's five tourism regions, as well as other tourism regions in Australia.

Download a summary of The economic contribution of tourism to Western Australia's tourism regions in 2018-19 (PDF 1.6MB). 

Visit Tourism Research Australia's website to access data for each tourism region across Australia.​​

Tourism businesses in WA

Tourism Research Australia estimates that as at June 2019, there were around 29,500 tourism businesses in Western Australia, with four in five (81 per cent) located in the Destination Perth tourism region. Visit Tourism Research Australia's website to download the Tourism Businesses in Australia, June 2014 to June 2019 report.

Economic contribution of tourism to Australia

In March 2020, Tourism Research Australia released the national State of the Industry 2018-19 report, which provides an overview of the tourism industry in Australia at a national level in terms of economic contribution, demand (i.e. visitation) and supply (e.g. aviation access). 


Last Reviewed: 2021-01-27