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Tourism is a key economic driver, generating 104,000 jobs and injecting $11.8 billion into the West Australian economy by Gross State Product.

State Tourism Satellite Account

In April 2018, Tourism Research Australia (TRA) released the 2016-17 State Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA).

The State TSA reports the economic contribution of tourism to each State and Territory's economy, in relation to total Gross State Product, Gross Value Added, and employment. The 2016-17 State TSA should be considered to provide the most recent and accurate data on tourism's contribution to the West Australian economy.

Download a summary of key findings here:

The economic contribution of tourism to Western Australia in 2016-17 

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


Regional Tourism Satellite Account

In July 2018, TRA released the 2016-17 Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts (RTSA). The 2016-17 RTSA is the first publication of its kind and reports the economic contribution of tourism to the economy of each tourism region in Australia. The 2016-17 RTSA should be considered to provide the most recent and accurate data on tourism's contribution Western Australia's tourism regions.

Download a summary of key findings here:

The economic contribution of tourism to Western Australia's Tourism Regions in 2016-17 

Visit Tourism Research Australia to download reports and data tables for each tourism region across Australia.​​


Tourism Businesses

Tourism Research Australia estimates that as at June 2017, there were around 27,650 tourism businesses in Western Australia, with four in five (80%) located in the Destination Perth tourism region. For more information, visit Tourism Research Australia to download the Tourism Businesses in Australia, June 2012 to June 2017 report.


National State of the Industry Report

In February 2018, TRA released the 2016-17 State of the Industry Report. This report 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: 2018-11-02