Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In 2012-13, about 6.8 million people (or 37% of the population aged 15 and over) are estimated to visit a zoo or aquarium, up from about 6.4 million (or 36.8% of the population) in 2007-08. About 6.5 million people (or 36% of the population) are expected to visit a botanic garden in 2012-13, up from 6.2 million (or 35.2% of the population) in 2007-08.
The Zoological and Botanic Gardens industry is sensitive to changes in economic activity and the associated movements in real household disposable income, which is affected by changes in general employment growth, taxes and interest rates... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
There is at least one major public zoo and botanic garden in each state and territory. Operators' revenue is related to the size of the local population as well as to the state or territory's share of domestic and international tourism. For instance, the International Visitors Survey by Tourism Research Australia shows that in 2011-12, New South Wales had almost 35% share of international visitor nights, while Queensland had a 24.4% share and Victoria a 22.2% share. Similarly the National Visitors Survey shows that New South Wales has a 30% share of total domestic visitor nights, while Victoria had a 19.5% share and Queensland had a 27.1% share... purchase to read more