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New South Wales Regional Tourism Satellite Account
Release: 21/09/2016

This report examines the contribution of tourism to New South Wales and its tourism regions.

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Tourism is a valuable contributor to New South Wales’ economy. Tourism Research Australia’s (TRA) State Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA) 2013–14, reports that during the period, the tourism industry directly contributed more than $13.9 billion to New South Wales' economy (Gross State Product) and directly employed approximately 159,000 people.


To complement the State TSA, TRA – in partnership with Destination New South Wales – commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to develop regional TSA measures to examine the role and contribution of the tourism industry at a regional level. The regional TSA measures both the direct and indirect impacts of tourism on the economy and includes metrics such as Gross Regional Product (GRP), Gross Value Added (GVA) and employment. The regional TSA also provides information about tourism consumption, output, taxation, and the composition of the tourism industry and its interaction with other industries.


GRP and employment, along with the share of the economy for 2013–14, are available by clicking on each region on the map below. For more comprehensive information, click on each region in the table. The full report is available by contacting tourism.research@tra.gov.au


  Direct tourism contribution Total tourism contribution
  GRP ($m) Employment ('000) GRP ($m) Employment ('000)
Sydney 7,674 74.3 15,384 129.2
Blue Mountains 227 3.1 429 4.5
Capital Country 281 3.7 547 5.6
Central Coast 438 6.2 878 9.3
Central NSW 479 6.5 958 10.0
Hunter 997 13.3 1,985 20.4
New England North West 341 4.8 691 7.3
North Coast NSW 1,605 22.0 3,101 32.8
Outback NSW 90 1.2 152 1.7
Riverina 229 3.2 483 5.0
Snowy Mountains 267 3.4 466 4.9
South Coast 1,046 13.6 1,959 20.2
The Murray 257 3.7 486 5.4
Regional New South Wales 6,259 84.6 12,135 127.1
Rest of Australia 2,149 15.6
New South Wales 13,933 158.8 29,668 271.9