Economic Contribution of the Australian Wine Sector (2015 and 2019)

Study prepared for Wine Australia to determine the economic contribution of the wine sector to the Australian economy. Separate analyses were completed of the wine grape growing, wine making and wine tourism industries. Direct and multiplier impacts were assessed for gross value of business turnover – including the wine industry’s contribution to GDP; value add – gross value of business turnover less the costs of production; income – wages paid to employees including imputed wages for business owners; and employment – the number of people employed including full time and part time jobs. The study was prepared to communicate industry value to government decision makers and for use by viticulture students. The inaugural study was completed in 2015 and the analysis was revisited in 2019. Economic contribution was significantly higher in the more recent study reflecting strong growth in wine sales to China. Both studies were completed by Michael Clarke and Dr Robert Gillespie.