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Queensland Regional TSA

Queensland regional tourism satellite account
Release: 17/08/2015

Tourism is a valuable contributor to the Queensland economy. The latest state Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) published by Tourism Research Australia (TRA) indicates that in 2013–14, the tourism industry directly contributed $10.7 billion to Queensland’s economy and directly employed approximately 130,900 people.

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To complement the state TSA, TRA—in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ)—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 provide 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 interactive map below.

 

If you require more information on each region for 2013–14, fact sheets are available through the TEQ website.

 

Alternatively, 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)  
Brisbane 3,705 42.9 6,338 64.7
Bundaberg 135 2.1 620 6.2
Central Queensland 375 4.6 969 9.5
Darling Downs 446 6.9 1,184 13
Fraser Coast 201 2.9 692 7
Gold Coast 2,510 30.4 4,892 50.4
Mackay 207 2.2 666 6
Northern 350 4.7 867 9
Outback 104 1 516 4.4
Sunshine Coast 1,084 15.7 2,368 26.5
Tropical North Queensland 1,310 14.6 2,376 23.5
Whitsundays 316 3 809 7.1
Regional Queensland 7,039 88 15,959 162.7
Rest of Australia 267 2.2
Queensland 10,745 130.9 22,564 229.6