1367.2 - State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Dec 2007  
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TOURIST ACCOMMODATION

In September quarter 2007, total takings from tourist accommodation in Victoria were $336.5m, an increase of 12.1% over September quarter 2006. The Melbourne Tourism Region accounted for the majority of Victoria's accommodation takings (77.3%).


The highest growth in accommodation takings between September quarter 2007 and September quarter 2006 occurred in the Tourism Regions of Upper Yarra (54.9%), Macedon (43.2%) and Melbourne East (21.5%). Over the same period, the largest declines in accommodation takings occurred in Wimmera (-20.1%), Lakes (-8.9%) and Geelong (-7.6%).



Graph: Takings From Accommodation, Percentage Change - September Quarter 2006 to September Quarter 2007


TOURIST ACCOMMODATION, By Tourism Region - September Quarter 2007

Hotels, Motels and Serviced Apartments(a)
Room occupancy rate
Guest nights occupied
Guest arrivals
Average length of stay
Takings from accommodation
%
'000
'000
days
$'000

Melbourne
75.5
2 580.5
1 096.6
2.4
260 223
Wimmera
28.3
4.5
3.4
1.3
207
Mallee
53.5
97.9
62.4
1.6
5 874
Western
41.0
120.0
76.8
1.6
6 983
Western Grampians
54.2
34.7
26.4
1.3
2 373
Bendigo Loddon
56.6
72.2
44.0
1.6
4 701
Peninsula
42.0
52.5
30.8
1.7
3 621
Central Murray
43.7
37.5
25.9
1.4
2 007
Goulburn
45.9
50.2
33.5
1.5
3 358
High Country
50.3
269.4
125.6
2.1
21 530
Lakes
32.2
38.4
23.0
1.7
1 964
Gippsland
39.5
59.2
33.7
1.8
3 563
Melbourne East
39.9
36.1
22.4
1.6
3 396
Geelong
47.2
67.5
35.2
1.9
4 752
Macedon
38.1
6.0
3.0
2.0
1 077
Spa Country
50.6
11.8
7.4
1.6
1 626
Ballarat
50.0
87.6
50.2
1.7
4 440
Central Highlands
33.7
16.0
10.4
1.5
733
Upper Yarra
30.5
13.5
7.0
1.9
1 599
Murray East
39.0
29.4
17.2
1.7
1 434
Phillip Island
28.9
20.2
9.7
2.1
1 055
Victoria
63.7
3 705.0
1 744.6
2.1
336 516

(a) Comprising establishments with 15 or more rooms or units.
Source:Tourist Accommodation, Small Area Data, Victoria (cat. no. 8635.2.55.001).


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