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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 (TRA) released the 2015-16 State Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA).

The National and State TSAs report the economic contribution of tourism to Australia's and each State and Territory's economy, in relation to total output, value added, and employment. The development of TSAs is necessary because there is no tourism 'industry' identified within the current national accounting framework.

The 2015-16 State TSA should be considered to provide the most recent and accurate data on tourism's contribution to the Western Australian economy.

Download the latest Western Australia 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 Businesses

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.

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: 2018-02-08