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Budget Paper No.6 1997/98 Northern Territory Economy



Budget Paper No.6 1997/98 Northern Territory Economy

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Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT




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Tourism Tourism is not separately identified as an industry in the State Accounts with expenditure by tourists spread over a number of production classified industries. The Accommodation, Recreation, Personal and Other Services industry captures a significant proportion of tourism expenditure although tourists also contribute directly to other industries such as retail and transport. Using Accommodation, Recreation, Personal and Other Services as a proxy for the tourism industry indicates that tourism contributes more to the Territory economy than in any other State or Territory (see Table 9.1), while employing 20.3% of employed persons. The strong growth achieved in recent years continued during 1995-96 and prospects are very good 0 2 4 6 8 89-90 90-91 91-92 92-93 93-94 94-95 95-96 96-97* Commercial Accommodation Sector Household Sector million nights Source: Northern Territory Travel Monitor * NT Treasury estimate Visitor NightsFigure 9.1 Table 9.1 Accommodation, Recreation, Personal and Other Services % of GSP Northern Territory 8.5 Australian Capital Territory 7.4 Queensland 6.7 New South Wales 6.2 Tasmania 6.1 South Australia 6.1 Victoria 5.4 Western Australia 5.2 Australia 6.0 Source: ABS Cat. No. 5220.0, 1994-95 49

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