NSO Malta just released a new publication called ‘Tourism Satellite Accounts 2010’. The salient points drawn for the Maltese Islands show that, in 2010
inbound overnight visitors accounted for 98.8% of the total inbound visitor expenditure (cruise passengers accounted for the rest of the expenditure)
domestic tourism in Malta accounted for 9.8% of total internal tourism expenditure
food and beverages serving services, air and water passenger transport services and accommodation services accounted for over two thirds of total internal tourism consumption
total internal tourism consumption (inbound and domestic tourism consumption) accounted for 5.8% of the total supply in the economy, one of the highest rates recorded in the EU
the consumption by visitors from domestically produced gross output stood at 7.0%, but after deducting intermediate consumption (to derive the Tourism direct Gross Value Added or net output) the percentage goes down to 5.7%
Tourism direct Gross Domestic Product, which adds taxes on products gathered from goods and services consumed by tourists to the Tourism direct Gross Value Added, stood at 6.1%
jobs (employed and self-employed) supported directly by tourism amounted to 17,086
Statistics are used to shed light on virtually all aspects of society. Within this context, the NSO has compiled this publication which charts Malta’s development by summarising evolving trends in various areas such as demography, health, education, employment, consumption and industry.
In 2015, immigration was the main driver behind population growth, with the number of immigrants being almost triple the number of births. In the same year, the top two fields of study chosen by university students were Business, administration and law, and Health and welfare. Between 2005 and 2016, traffic casualties went up by 60 per cent while in the gainfully occupied sector, the employment rate in Services increased by nearly 14 per cent in contrast to a fall in Manufacturing.
Statistics need to be produced and communicated bearing in mind the needs of users. Among these, we identify those with a general interest, those with an institutional interest, those with a commercial or specific interest and those with a research interest. This publication is designed to appeal to all our user groups but above all, it is designed to be a working tool and handy reference work. With this in mind, we have selected a sector which is likely to affect many in our range of users – the employment sector – and have compiled a profile of a typical worker in 2015 compared to the typical employed person a decade ago. The information presented is underpinned by the body of official statistics produced by the NSO but is by no means representative of the whole statistical output of the Office.