Of the total wages & salaries paid by businesses and organisations to workers in Ballarat of $2.826 billion it is estimated that tourism contributes $124.910 million.

Definition: Tourism - an amalgam of activities across various industry sectors such as retail, accommodation, cafes & restaurants, cultural & recreational services. The tourism industry sector services the activities of persons travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes not related to the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics National Accounts Tourism Satellite Account.

Wages & Salaries - refers to the value of entitlements earned by employees from their employers for services rendered, includes wages and salaries received by employees in cash and in kind (e.g. provision of food, accommodation or motor vehicles), and employers' social contributions such as superannuation contributions and workers' compensation premiums. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics Cat. 5209.0.55.001.

Source: 2015-16, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Tourism Satellite Account.