Timely and reliable data and research are critical to helping businesses make sustainable investment and capacity planning decisions. The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) is committed to assisting the tourism sector with robust research and statistics.
The Key Facts—Australian Tourism Sector Data Card document is a statistics based data card summarising the latest statistics for the industry. This document is released annually.
Tourism Industry Facts and Figures at a Glance
The Tourism Industry Facts and Figures at a Glance document is a pocket-size booklet providing the latest statistics for the industry. This document is released annually.
The monthly Impact fact sheet contains a snapshot of the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics' Overseas Arrivals and Departures data. This document is published monthly, shortly after the release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics' monthly statistical publication Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (ABS Cat. No. 3401.0).
Australian Tourism Satellite Account 2010–11
The Australian Bureau of Statistics publishes a Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) for the Australian tourism industry on an annual basis. A TSA is recognised internationally as the benchmark for estimating the economic contribution of tourism. The Australian TSA provides measures of tourism gross domestic product (GDP), tourism gross value added (GVA), tourism trade, and employment in tourism. The Australian TSA is funded by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.
The 2010–11 TSA was published on 21 December 2011. The following document is a summary of the key results.
Tourism employment data
The Tourism Channel provides a comprehensive suite of tourism employment data, including an employment overview, profiles for each tourism occupation, state characteristics for each occupation, profiles for tourism industries, links to key occupational career and vacancy websites for each tourism occupation.
Visitor Visa statistics
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) produces the Visitor Visa Program Report, a quarterly publication that provides data on the visitor visa program administered by the department. The report has been produced to assist tourism industry stakeholders and policymakers. Data is sourced from several departmental visa processing and recording systems. The first report was released in December 2011.