Adelaide's spending outperforming national trends, data shows

Last updated 04 Aug, 2022

Spending across the City of Adelaide has outperformed national's trends in the second quarter of 2022, new data analysed by the Adelaide Economic Development Agency shows.

A timeline of spending behaviour in Adelaide showed a strong peak at March 2022, in comparison to a lower peak nationally.

Programs such as the Great State Vouchers, $30 Eats Programs and events such as Fringe and the Adelaide Festival helped support a strong Q2.

It comes as figures showed a seven per cent increase on overall and visitor spend from the same time last year.

There were 4.3 million transactions made in June 2022, up five per cent on June 2021, with an average transaction value of $79.

National Spend Adelaide Spend

Night-time spend was $99 million in June 2022, up four per cent on June 2021.

Data from quarter two tracked steadily above the national trend and was the highest second quarter since the inception of tracking spend data in 2018.

Other fun facts:

The State Library of South Australia and South Australian Museum attendance figures have increased on 2020/21 levels.

The library’s numbers jumped 42.89 per cent over the past two financial years, up from 135,784 patrons in 2020/21 to 194,016 in 2021/22.

At the museum, numbers went up from 402,466 in 2020/21 to 540, 602 in 2021/22 – a 34.32 per cent increase.