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Tourism direct GDP as a proportion of total GDP and in growth rate

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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available

Tourism direct GDP as a percentage of GDP and in growth rate

Indicator description

Tourism direct GDP in the UK as a percentage of GDP (CVM) and in growth rate

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)/ Percentage change (%)

Definitions

World Tourism Organization (UNTWO)

Available disaggregations
Calculations

Tourism Direct Gross Domestic Product (TDGDP) = tourism ratio * (output of domestic producers – internal tourism consumption + taxes less subsidies). TDGDP as % GDP = (TDGDP / GDP CVM [£m]) * 100 OR In growth rate (%) = ((TDGDP in year[x] - TDGDP in year [x-1]) / TDGDP[x-1]) * 100

Other information

Data are produced from the ONS UK Tourism Satellite Accounts, and ONS GDP statistics. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

8.9.1 Tourism direct GDP as a proportion of total GDP and in growth rate

Target name

8.9 By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

World Tourism Organization (UNTWO)

Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Metadata (PDF 526 KB) opens in a new window

Source 1

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2014

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source United Kingdom Tourism Satellite Account, 2014 opens in a new window
Release date

04/08/2016

Next release

TBC

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

tourism@ons.gov.uk

Other information

Source metadata - https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/satelliteaccounts/bulletins/uktourismsatelliteaccountuktsa/2013

Source 2

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2013

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source UK Tourism Satellite Account - TSA Tables opens in a new window
Release date

27/11/2017

Next release

TBC

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

chloe.gibbs@ons.gov.uk 

Other information

Source metadata - https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/satelliteaccounts/bulletins/uktourismsatelliteaccountuktsa/2013

Source 3

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Quarterly

Earliest available data

1955

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source Gross Domestic Product - Chained Volume Measures - Seasonally Adjusted £m opens in a new window
Release date

10/05/2019

Next release

28/06/2019

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

gdp@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Other information

Source metadata - https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/grossdomesticproductgdp/qmis/grossdomesticproductgdpqmi