Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Catalogue Number
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
8635.0.55.001 - Tourist Accommodation, Expanded Scope Collection, Australia, 2003  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/06/2004   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

Average length of stay

Average length of stay is calculated for holiday flats, units and houses and visitor hostels but not for caravan parks. It is expressed in numbers of days and calculated:

  • for visitor hostels, by dividing guest nights by guest arrivals
  • for holiday flats, units and houses, by dividing unit nights occupied by unit lettings.

Bed occupancy rate

The bed occupancy rate for visitor hostels represents bed occupancy expressed as a percentage of total capacity available during the survey period,

Formula: Bed occupancy rate

Bed spaces

Three-quarter beds are counted as one bed space; double beds as two bed spaces. Cots are excluded.

Capacity

Capacity in terms of visitor hostel bed spaces, holiday units or caravan park sites is the maximum number available to accommodate paying guests during the survey period. Capacity closed temporarily for seasonal reasons is included.

Caravan park sites

Includes on-site vans, other powered sites, unpowered sites and cabins, flats units and villas.

Establishments

The number of caravan parks and visitor hostels within the scope of the survey which operated for any part of the survey period, or which closed temporarily for the quarter for seasonal reasons.

Guest arrivals

The total number of paying guests counted only on the first night they stayed at the accommodation establishment during the survey period.

Guest nights

The total number of paying guests counted on each night they stayed at the accommodation establishment during the survey period. For holiday flats, units and houses this is the same as unit lettings. This data item is not collected for caravan parks.

Letting entities

For holiday flats, units and houses, the number of owners, managers or real estate agents within the scope of the survey who operated for any part of the survey period.

Long-term caravan parks

Caravan parks where the majority of paying guests occupied sites for periods of more than two months.

Occupancy

Occupancy in terms of units for holiday flats, units and houses or sites for caravan parks refers to the total number of nights each unit or caravan park site was occupied during the survey period. Occupancy in terms beds for visitor hostels refers to the total number of paying guests counted on each night they stayed at the accommodation establishment during the survey period.

Other sites permanently reserved

The total number of powered and unpowered sites, on-site vans and cabins, etc. continuously let for two months or more of the survey period to tenants who occupy the sites only on a casual or sporadic basis.

Persons employed

The total number of persons working at each accommodation establishment at the end of the survey period (including working proprietors and those working on other than accommodation activities). This data item is not applicable to holiday flats, units and houses let by real estate agents.

Short-term caravan parks

Caravan parks where the majority of paying guests occupy sites for periods of less than two months.

Site nights occupied

The total number of nights each caravan park site was occupied during the survey period.

Site occupancy rate

The site occupancy rate for caravan parks represents site occupancy expressed as a percentage of total capacity available during the survey period,

Formula: Site occupancy rate

providing that, for establishments closing (other than for seasonal reasons) or opening during the survey period, the denominator of the above expression includes only operating periods.

Sites occupied by long-term guests

The total number of sites, etc. occupied at the end of the survey period by guests who have stayed continuously for 2 months or more.

Takings from accommodation

Since 1 July 2000, takings from accommodation include gross revenue from the provision of accommodation, including GST. Takings from meals are excluded. In cases where takings from accommodation data cannot be provided inclusive of GST the amount of GST payable is estimated and the data revised accordingly.

Takings from accommodation for each month generally represent the takings received during that month. Where payments are received in advance of, or after the provision of accommodation to guests, the monthly figure for takings from accommodation may not necessarily bear a direct relationship to the number of guests accommodated during the month.

Unit lettings

The total number of times a holiday flat, unit or house was occupied by a new tenant, counted only on the first night it was occupied by the new tenant. This is the equivalent of guest arrivals.

Unit nights occupied

The total number of nights each holiday flat, unit or house was occupied during the survey period.

Unit occupancy rate

The unit occupancy rate for holiday flats, units and houses represents unit occupancy expressed as a percentage of total capacity available during the survey period,

Formula: Unit occupancy rate

providing that, for letting entities closing (other than for seasonal reasons) or opening during the survey period, the denominator of the above expression includes only operating periods.

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.