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5216.0 - Australian National Accounts: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2000  
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Contents >> Chapter 14: Final consumption expenditure >> 11 Hotels, cafes and restaurants

11 Hotels, cafes and restaurants

11.1 Catering

Description

14.197 This item comprises personal outlays on meals and beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, at restaurants, cafes, hotels, clubs and similar catering establishments. Expenditure includes both the cost of food and beverages supplied and the cost of the service component. Expenditure on meals associated with business travel is not included in this component of HFCE, as it is regarded as intermediate consumption of the business.

Sources and methods

14.198 Benchmark data are available from the periodic Hospitality Industries, Australia (Cat. no. 8674.0); and Clubs, Pubs, Taverns and Bars, Australia (Cat. no. 8687.0). Quarterly estimates are derived using data from the monthly Survey of Retail Trade as indicators.

Volume estimates

14.199 Expenditures on catering by Australian residents in Australia are revalued using the relevant component of the CPI.

14.200 Expenditures on catering by Australian residents overseas are revalued using a composite index of overseas CPIs.

14.201 Chain volume estimates of expenditures on catering are derived by aggregating the elemental volume components above.

11.2 Accommodation services

Description

14.202 The scope of this item comprises personal outlays on temporary accommodation services such as those provided by hotels, motels, guest houses, boarding schools, university halls of residence and short-stay caravans; and hostel accommodation services for the aged or disabled (but nursing home services providing medical supervision are included in HFCE on Health (06.3)).

Sources and methods

14.203 Benchmark data are available from the periodic Hospitality Industries, Australia (Cat. no. 8674.0); and Accommodation Industry, Australia (Cat. no. 8695.0). Quarterly estimates are derived using data from Tourism Indicators, Australia (Cat. no. 8634.0), and Tourist Accommodation, Australia (Cat. no. 8635.0) as indicators.

14.204 The estimates of household expenditure on hostel accommodation for the aged or handicapped are based on information from The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in respect of 1992-93 patient fees and Commonwealth benefits paid for this type of service. Average weekly earnings are used as an indicator series.

Volume estimates

14.205 Current price estimates of purchases of accommodation services by Australian residents in Australia are revalued using the relevant component of the CPI.

14.206 Current price estimates of purchases of accommodation services by Australian residents overseas are revalued using a composite index of overseas CPIs.

14.207 Chain volume estimates of purchases of accommodation services are derived by aggregating the elemental volume components above.

Total: 11 Hotels, cafes and restaurants

Volume estimates

14.208 Chain volume estimates of expenditures on hotels, cafes and restaurants are derived by aggregating the elemental volume components above.


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