South Australian Tourism Reports

The latest fact-sheets and snapshots of tourism in South Australia, including:

  • international visitation (IVS) 

  • domestic visitation (NVS)

  • regional visitation

  • accommodation snapshot

  • economic impact

International Visitors to South Australia

IVS IVS report

The latest report of international visitors to South Australia.

Top points from the report:

  • International Visitors to South Australia have grown by 9.6 per cent to a record high 430,000.
  • International Visitor Nights have increased by 7.0 per cent to 9.9 million, above the national growth rate of 3.8 per cent.
  • International Visitor Expenditure has grown to a record $970 million up 19 per cent and above the national growth rate of 12 per cent.
  • Our top international markets all had good visitor growth with the United Kingdom up 5.1 per cent, China up 20 per cent and the United States of America up 49 per cent.
  • These markets have also seen expenditure growth with the United Kingdom up 21 per cent, China up 31 per cent and the United States of America up 68 per cent.

Domestic Visitors to South Australia

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The latest report of domestic visitors to/within SA.

Top points from the report:

  • South Australia attracted a record high 6.2 million Domestic Overnight Visitors, up 9.8 per cent and above the national growth rate of 4.8 per cent.
  • 22.9 million Domestic Nights in South Australia, a rise of 11 per cent on the previous year and above the national growth rate was 3.7 per cent.
  • 13.1 million day trips to and within South Australia, up 9.4 per cent and above the national growth rate of 7.4 per cent.
  • Total Domestic Expenditure in South Australia increased over the period to $5.2 billion, a rise of 14 per cent, well above the national growth rate of 4.2 per cent.
  • For the year ending September 2016, Total Expenditure for South Australia (International and Domestic) reached a record high $6.2 billion up 14 per cent on the previous year end.


At a glance

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This fact sheet includes top level information which provides a snapshot of South Australia's position in the market.

Top points from the report:

  • In the year ending September 2016, visitor expenditure was $6.2 billion in South Australia.
  • In the 12 months ending September 2016, South Australian’s made 4.0 million visits within their own State, spending 11.9 million nights in SA.
  • Interstate markets generated 2.3 million visitors to SA and 11.0 million visitor nights in SA.
  • South Australia attracted 430,000 International Visitors and 9.9 million International Visitor nights.
  • South Australia received around 6.7 million visitors and 32.8 million visitor nights.

Visits to regions

Visits to regions Visits to regions

This fact sheet provides overnight visitor numbers and visitor nights to South Australian regions.

 

Accommodation snapshot

Survey_of_Tourist_Accommodation Survey of Tourist Accommodation

The Survey of Tourist Accommodation by the Australian Bureau of Statistics includes data for Australian hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 rooms or more. This snapshot includes latest data on supply, demand, occupancy rates and takings.

Tourism's economic impact

Economic Benefit of the South Australian Tourism Industry 2014-15 Economic Benefit of the South Australian Tourism Industry 2014-15
This fact sheet provides estimates of the contribution of tourism to the economy based on the Tourism Satellite Account for South Australia.

About the research sources

Frequently_asked_questions Frequently asked questions

 

This fact sheet provides information about the sources of the statistics, how data is collected, what information is available and the impact of sampling variability.

State of the Industry

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This year’s State of the Industry report provides a series of highlights on each of the sectors that contribute to Australia’s tourism industry. The report reviews the record performance of the industry in 2014–15 and analyses key supply-side metrics. It also measures progress towards the industry’s Tourism 2020 —a national strategy to grow the tourism industry.

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