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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
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Contents >> Tourism >> Accommodation >> Accommodation capacity >> Accommodation capacity: holiday flats etc., caravan parks, visitor hostels

Tourist accommodation refers to establishments that provide mainly short-term (less than two months) non-residential accommodation to the general public.

Each quarter, the ABS publishes statistics for hotels, motels and guest houses and serviced apartments. For 2000 and 2003, statistics are also available for holiday flats, units and houses; caravan parks and visitor hostels.


HOLIDAY FLATS, UNITS AND HOUSES

In Tasmania at the December quarter 2003, there were 161 holiday flats, units and houses with 753 bed spaces available from 8 letting entities.


ACCOMMODATION CAPACITY, Holiday flats,
units and houses(a), Tasmania

no.

December quarter 2000
Letting entities(b)
10
Total holiday flats, units and houses
212
Bed spaces
1,023

December Quarter 2003
Letting entities(b)
8
Total holiday flats, units and houses
161
Bed spaces
753

(a) Operated by owners, managers or real estate agents who have sole letting rights to at least 15 flats, units or houses for short-term letting. Excludes establishments mainly operated on a time-share basis.
(b) The number of owners, managers or real estate agents within the scope of the survey who operated for any part of the survey period.

Source: Tourist Accommodation, Expanded Scope Collection, Australia (cat. no. 8635.0.55.001).


CARAVAN PARKS

In Tasmania at the December quarter 2003, there were 47 caravan parks with 40 or more powered sites and cabins available. These had a total capacity of 5,046 sites, cabins, flats, units and villas.


ACCOMMODATION CAPACITY, Caravan parks(a)(b), Tasmania

no.

December quarter 2000
Establishments
44
Capacity
On-site vans
305
Other powered sites
3,059
Unpowered sites
1,620
Cabins, flats, units and villas
447
Total capacity
5,431

December Quarter 2003
Establishments
47
Capacity
On-site vans
279
Other powered sites
2,895
Unpowered sites
1,235
Cabins, flats, units and villas
637
Total capacity
5,046

(a) Establishments with 40 or more powered sites and cabins that provide either short-term or long-term accommodation to the general public.
(b) Break in series between the March and June quarters 2003. In Tasmania, 5 caravan parks were added as a result of frame maintenance.

Source: Tourist Accommodation, Expanded Scope Collection, Australia (cat. no. 8635.0.55.001).


VISITOR HOSTELS

In Tasmania at the December quarter 2003, there were 26 visitor hostels with 25 or more bed spaces providing accommodation to visitors on a bed basis. These had a capacity of 1,943 bed spaces.


ACCOMMODATION CAPACITY, Visitor hostels(a), Tasmania

no.

December quarter 2000
Establishments
27
Bed spaces
1,827

December Quarter 2003
Establishments
26
Bed spaces
1,943

(a) Establishments with 25 or more bed spaces that provide accommodation to visitors on a bed basis (rather than by room).

Source: Tourist Accommodation, Expanded Scope Collection, Australia (cat. no. 8635.0.55.001).



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