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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2009–10  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2010   
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TOURIST ACCOMMODATION

At 31 December 2008 there were 223,319 guest rooms available in hotels, motels, guest houses and serviced apartments (table 23.19), representing an increase of 2% compared with 31 December 2007. Between 2007 and 2008 the number of guest rooms available in serviced apartments increased by 8%, by 1% in licensed hotels, and by less than 1% in motels and guest houses.

The room occupancy rate for licensed hotels with facilities, motels, and guest houses and serviced apartments combined decreased slightly from 66% in 2007 to 64% in 2008. In 2004 the room occupancy rate was 62%.

23.19 HOTELS, MOTELS AND SERVICED APARTMENTS(a)

2004
2005
2006
2007
2008

LICENSED HOTELS WITH FACILITIES(b)

Establishments(c) no.
786
812
823
833
845
Guest rooms(c) no.
78 574
80 134
80 560
81 372
82 483
Bed spaces(c) no.
205 304
206 756
212 826
213 005
215 884
Room occupancy rates(d) %
67.4
68.5
69.8
71.0
69.1
Bed occupancy rates(d) %
42.7
43.0
43.1
43.5
42.2
Takings from accommodation(d) $m
2 790.4
3 011.1
3 297.5
3 594.6
3 747.3

MOTELS AND GUEST HOUSES WITH FACILITIES(b)

Establishments(c) no.
2 390
2 485
2 479
2 484
2 475
Guest rooms(c) no.
85 185
86 798
86 859
87 683
87 718
Bed spaces(c) no.
246 227
249 385
250 488
251 945
250 123
Room occupancy rates(d) %
54.6
55.9
57.4
58.6
58.2
Bed occupancy rates(d) %
33.4
33.8
34.2
34.7
34.4
Takings from accommodation(d) $m
1 585.7
1 710.2
1 841.6
2 002.5
2 109.3

SERVICED APARTMENTS(b)

Establishments(c) no.
797
872
893
918
957
Guest rooms(c) no.
41 736
45 852
47 753
49 262
53 118
Bed spaces(c) no.
134 686
147 051
155 806
159 801
171 140
Room occupancy rates(d) %
66.7
67.1
67.9
69.2
67.2
Bed occupancy rates(d) %
45.7
45.5
44.3
44.8
43.2
Takings from accommodation(d) $m
1 298.7
1 468.2
1 643.7
1 845.5
2 040.3

TOTAL HOTELS, MOTELS AND SERVICED APARTMENTS(b)

Establishments(c) no.
3 973
4 169
4 195
4 235
4 277
Guest rooms(c) no.
205 495
212 784
215 172
218 317
223 319
Bed spaces(c) no.
586 217
603 192
619 120
624 751
637 147
Room occupancy rates(d) %
62.0
63.1
64.3
65.6
64.4
Bed occupancy rates(d) %
39.5
39.8
39.7
40.3
39.4
Room nights occupied(d) ’000
46 306.5
48 262.4
49 965.0
51 702.1
52 005.7
Takings from accommodation(d) $m
5 674.8
6 189.5
6 782.8
7 442.7
7 896.9

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



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