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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.

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 the latest Western Australia Tourism Satellite Account summary report:

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

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: 2018-04-04