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1387.3 - Queensland in Review, 2003  
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TOURIST ACCOMMODATION AS AT JUNE QUARTER

Between June quarter 2001 and June quarter 2002, the number of rooms available in Queensland for short-term accommodation in licensed hotels, motels, guest houses and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms or units, increased 1% to 52,827 and bed spaces increased 0.2% to 162,903. In the quarter ending June 2002, licensed hotels with facilities had 20,806 rooms or units, motel and guest houses had 18,433 and serviced apartments had 13,588.

TOURIST ACCOMMODATION, QUEENSLAND, YEAR ENDED JUNE
Unit
Year ended
June 2001
Year ended
June 2002
Percentage change
2001 to 2002

LICENSED HOTELS WITH FACILITIES

Establishments
no.
167
170
1.8
Guest rooms
no.
20,516
20,806
1.4
Bed spaces
no.
62,247
62,660
0.7
Room occupancy rates
%
62.7
61.1
..
Bed occupancy rates
%
38.5
37.8
..
Takings from accommodation
$'000
622,633
622,359
-0.04

MOTELS AND GUEST HOUSES WITH FACILITIES

Establishments
no.
513
513
0.0
Guest rooms
no.
18,343
18,433
0.5
Bed spaces
no.
54,328
53,830
-0.9
Room occupancy rates
%
55.6
57.0
..
Bed occupancy rates
%
33.0
34.5
..
Takings from accommodation
$'000
299,023
311,721
4.2

SERVICED APARTMENTS

Establishments
no.
274
286
4.4
Guest rooms
no.
13,420
13,588
1.3
Bed spaces
no.
46,028
46,413
0.8
Room occupancy rates
%
57.6
62.3
..
Bed occupancy rates
%
41.4
44.4
..
Takings from accommodation
$'000
287,322
320,806
11.7

.. not applicable
Source: Tourist Accommodation, June Quarter 2002 (cat. no. 8635.3.40.001)



In June quarter 2002, 26.8% of the rooms available for short term accommodation in Australia in licensed hotels, motels, guest houses and serviced apartments, with 15 or more rooms or units, were located in Queensland.

CAPACITY OF LICENSED HOTELS, MOTELS, GUEST HOUSES AND SERVICED APARTMENTS, STATE AND TERRITORY - JUNE QUARTER 2002
State/Territory
Number of rooms
Proportion of total

New South Wales
64,072
32.5
Victoria
32,894
16.7
Queensland
52,827
26.8
South Australia
10,955
5.6
Western Australia
19,081
9.7
Tasmania
5,557
2.8
Northern Territory
6,297
3.2
Australian Capital Territory
5,171
2.6
Australia
196,854
100.0

Source: Tourist Accommodation, June Quarter (cat. no. 8635.0)



HOTELS, MOTELS, GUEST HOUSES AND SERVICED APARTMENTS: REGIONAL INFORMATION

Of the total number of Queensland hotel, motel, guest house and serviced apartment rooms available for short-term accommodation in June quarter 2002, 24.7% of guest rooms were located in the Gold Coast Tourism Region, 19.6% in the Tropical North Tourism Region and 18.4% in the Brisbane Tourism Region.

Queensland's room occupancy rate increased from 58.9% for the year ended June 2001 to 60.0% for the year ended June 2002. The Tourism Regions of Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Tropical North Queensland recorded the highest occupancy rates in Queensland for year ended June 2002, with 66.6%, 64.7% and 58.8% occupancy levels respectively.

Takings from accommodation in Queensland increased 3.8% from the previous year, to $1,255 million for the year ended June 2002. The Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg and Darling Downs Tourism Regions all had large increases in takings between year ended June 2002 and the previous year, with 16.9%, 13.3% and 9.5% increases respectively.

HOTELS, MOTELS, GUEST HOUSES AND SERVICED APARTMENTS BY TOURISM REGIONS, QUEENSLAND

Region
Year Ended
June 2001
Year Ended
June 2002
Percentage Change
2001 to 2002

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS OR UNITS (no.)

Gold Coast
13,184
13,028
-1.2
Brisbane
9,734
9,719
-0.2
Sunshine Coast
4,501
4,670
3.8
Hervey Bay/Maryborough
1,571
1,601
1.9
Darling Downs
1,634
1,606
-1.7
Bundaberg
620
685
10.5
Fitzroy
3,187
3,166
-0.7
Mackay
1,764
1,647
-6.6
Whitsundays
2,321
2,625
13.1
Northern
2,206
2,216
0.5
Tropical North Queensland
10,133
10,368
2.3
Outback
1,424
1,496
5.1
Great Barrier Reef(a)
2,468
2,702
9.5
Queensland
52,279
52,827
1.0

ROOM OCCUPANCY RATE (%)

Gold Coast
62.8
64.7
..
Brisbane
64.1
66.6
..
Sunshine Coast
50.4
56.4
..
Hervey Bay/Maryborough
45.7
47.6
..
Darling Downs
49.9
53.8
..
Bundaberg
52.6
54.2
..
Fitzroy
55.3
57.3
..
Mackay
54.0
55.2
..
Whitsundays
56.8
49.8
..
Northern
59.2
58.1
..
Tropical North Queensland
60.1
58.8
..
Outback
49.4
48.3
..
Great Barrier Reef(a)
59.0
52.4
..
Queensland
58.9
60.0
..

TAKINGS FROM ACCOMMODATION ($'000)

Gold Coast
325,299
334,654
2.9
Brisbane
233,758
247,588
5.9
Sunshine Coast
99,130
115,885
16.9
Hervey Bay/Maryborough
21,343
21,364
0.1
Darling Downs
22,055
24,140
9.5
Bundaberg
9,568
10,845
13.3
Fitzroy
54,717
56,023
2.4
Mackay
25,650
26,829
4.6
Whitsundays
84,278
83,831
-0.5
Northern
41,995
41,796
-0.5
Tropical North Queensland
273,101
272,705
-0.1
Outback
18,083
19,227
6.3
Great Barrier Reef(a)
112,855
112,205
-0.6
Queensland
1,208,978
1,254,886
3.8

.. not applicable
(a) Great Barrier Reef Tourism Region data are not included in Queensland totals because the establishments in this region are included in the figures for other tourism regions.


Source: Tourist Accommodation, Australia (cat. no. 8635.0).



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