Australian Marine Parks

This study provides estimates of the economic contribution of marine industries in Australia, with data from 1995-96 to 2002-03. Allen Consulting Group, 2004.


About the report

Australia’s marine industries make a vital contribution to the Australian economy and society, both directly through production of goods and services and employment, and indirectly by stimulating production and employment in other sectors of the economy.

There is no statistical classification for marine industries, therefore the approach taken was to build the data required for the analysis in a ‘bottom up’ fashion.

That is, the data sets have been built by identifying all the broad industry sectors that contain ‘marine dependent’ industries, identifying the marine dependent industries contained with the sectors, calculating the relevant contributions of these marine dependent industries and then aggregating this data up to the industry-wide level.