The South Australian Visitor Economy

Results: for year end December 2023

Released: March 2024

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of the South Australian Visitor Economy.

Top points from the report:

  • South Australia attracted 7.4 million domestic overnight trips, flat on September 2023.
  • There were 25.8 million domestic nights in South Australia, a decrease of 3 per cent on September 2023.
  • Total domestic expenditure in South Australia was $8.9 billion, down 2 per cent on September 2023.
  • Day trips expenditure was up 1 per cent to $2.3 billion.
The Obelisk, Limestone Coast
The Obelisk, Limestone Coast

Value of Tourism

 

Released: Quarterly

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

Read the domestic and international performance fact sheet here. 

Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills
Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills

Domestic:

  • South Australia attracted 7.4 million domestic overnight trips, flat on September 2023.
  • There were 25.8 million domestic nights in South Australia, a decrease of 3 per cent on September 2023.
  • Total domestic expenditure in South Australia was $8.9 billion, down 2 per cent on September 2023.
  • Day trips expenditure was up 1 per cent to $2.3 billion.

International:

  • International visits and expenditure in South Australia have grown by 8 and 5 per cent respectively compared to September 2023.
  • Visitation has grown 8 per cent to 439,000.
  • Expenditure has grown by 5 per cent to $1.3 billion.
  • Nights have grown 17 per cent to 14.1 million.

Notes: For details of the NVS methodology changes in this release please refer to https://www.tra.gov.au/domestic/domestic-tourism-results


MONTHLY REPORT: INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL VISITOR SURVEY

This monthly snapshot makes it easier to monitor changes in tourism activity in South Australia.

Clare, Clare Valley

RESULTS: For the month of December 2023

RELEASED: March 2024

TOP POINTS FROM THE REPORT

  • December 2023 saw total spend for the month of $730 million, made up of $97 million in international spend and $633 million in domestic spend.
  • The $633 million in domestic spend was made up of $178 million in Day trip spend, $188 million in Interstate spend and $267 million in Intrastate spend.
  • Interstate spend fell 35 per cent to $188 million compared to intrastate spend that grew 38 per cent to $267 million.

For further details, please refer to tra.gov.au/domestic/domestic-tourism-results.

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STATE TOURISM SATELLITE ACCOUNTS

The State Tourism Satellite Account provides measures of tourism gross domestic product, tourism gross value added, tourism trade and employment in tourism. 

Top points from the report

  • The results of the 2021-22 State Satellite Account show the full impacts of the COVID pandemic on the South Australian visitor economy.
  • People employed directly in tourism in South Australia decreased 1.7% to 34,000 in the Year Ending June 2022.
  • The tourism industry indirectly employed an additional 16,700 bringing total employment to 50,700 which is 0.6% lower than the previous year.
  • The direct GVA of tourism in South Australia was $2.1 billion in 2021-22, a 6 per cent rise on last year and a 36 per cent decrease compared to the pre-COVID year 2018-19.

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South Australian Visitor Economy

FACT SHEET: Results for year ending September 2023. Released: December 2023.

Value of Tourism - South Australia

FACTSHEET: Tourism statistics for the region: Results for Year Ending September 2023 (released: December 2023).

State Tourism Satellite Account Summary Report 1

SUMMARY: Results for 2021-22
Released: May 2023

State Tourism Satellite Account Summary Report 2

SUMMARY: Results for 2021-22
Released: May 2023

  • What are the strategies for growing tourism in South Australia? Strategic Plans
  • How many international travellers visit South Australia, where do they come from and how much do they spend? International Performance
  • How many Australians visit South Australia, where do they come from and how much do they spend? Domestic Performance