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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2004  
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At 31 December 2002 there were slightly less than 196,500 rooms available in hotels, motels, guest houses and serviced apartments having 15 or more rooms or units (table 21.18). This represents a small decrease (1%) in total available accommodation capacity when compared with that at 31 December 2001 and reverses a trend of small annual increases in guest rooms available for accommodation. The increase in serviced apartments guest rooms (221 guest rooms) that occurred in 2002, was more than offset by declines in licensed hotels capacity (1,058 guest rooms) and that of motels and guest houses with facilities (865 guest rooms).

Gross takings from hotels, motels, guest houses and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms or units increased 2% in 2002 (table 21.18). Although gross takings from tourist accommodation in 2002 recovered somewhat from the level of 2001, if allowance is made for price increases, the annual growth in takings remained flat. Gross takings from serviced apartments increased 8% in 2002 compared to 2001. Takings from motels also rose (2%) while takings from licensed hotels fell slightly (-0.2%).

21.18 TOURIST ACCOMMODATION(a)

Units
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002

LICENSED HOTELS WITH FACILITIES(b)

Establishments(c)
no.
747
766
780
781
777
Guest rooms(c)
no.
70,802
73,416
76,783
78,574
77,516
Bed spaces(c)
no.
191,147
196,329
204,109
206,592
203,238
Room occupancy rates(d)
%
61.5
63.1
63.5
61.6
62.6
Bed occupancy rates(d)
%
37.5
38.5
38.8
38.8
39.7
Gross takings from accommodation(d)
$m
2,030.6
2,103.6
2,459.1
2,446.9
2,442.9

MOTELS AND GUEST HOUSES WITH FACILITIES(b)

Establishments(c)
no.
2,386
2,413
2,402
2,400
2,382
Guest rooms(c)
no.
84,701
86,019
84,722
84,430
83,565
Bed spaces(c)
no.
252,044
255,588
250,170
247,776
244,156
Room occupancy rates(d)
%
53.8
54.4
53.0
52.0
52.8
Bed occupancy rates(d)
%
31.8
32.2
31.4
31.2
31.9
Gross takings from accommodation(d)
$m
1,283.3
1,342.7
1,424.5
1,403.4
1,433.2

SERVICED APARTMENTS(b)

Establishments(c)
no.
552
600
646
657
675
Guest rooms(c)
no.
26,558
30,644
33,421
35,129
35,350
Bed spaces(c)
no.
93,563
107,748
113,267
117,192
116,385
Room occupancy rates(d)
%
60.5
60.4
59.3
60.7
63.9
Bed occupancy rates(d)
%
37.0
37.2
37.9
39.9
42.2
Gross takings from accommodation(d)
$m
564.0
693.3
841.4
915.2
988.9

TOTAL HOTELS, MOTELS AND SERVICED APARTMENTS(b)

Establishments(c)
no.
3,685
3,779
3,828
3,838
3,834
Guest rooms(c)
no.
182,061
190,079
194,926
198,133
196,431
Bed spaces(c)
no.
536,754
559,665
567,546
571,560
563,779
Room occupancy rates(d)
%
57.7
58.7
58.1
57.3
58.7
Bed occupancy rates(d)
%
34.7
35.3
35.3
35.7
36.8
Room nights occupied(d)
’000
37,324.4
39,822.2
41,079.6
41,176.3
42,148.5
Gross takings from accommodation(d)
$m
3,877.8
4,139.6
4,725.0
4,765.5
4,865.0

(a) Comprising establishments with 15 or more rooms or units.
(b) For definitions see the source below.
(c) As at 31 December.
(d) Year ended December.
Source: Tourist Accommodation, Australia (8635.0).


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