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At 31 December 2003 there were nearly 204,500 rooms available in hotels, motels, guest houses and serviced apartments having 15 or more rooms or units (table 21.20). This represented an increase of 4% in total available accommodation capacity when compared with that at 31 December 2002. All forms of accommodation showed increases in the number of guest rooms available with serviced apartments showing the largest increase (14%).

Takings from hotels, motels and guest houses and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms or units increased 8% in 2003. Takings from serviced apartments increased 18% in 2003 compared with 2002. Takings from licensed hotels and from motels and guest houses also rose (approximately 6% each).


21.20 HOTELS, MOTELS AND SERVICED APARTMENTS(a)(b)

Units
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

LICENSED HOTELS WITH FACILITIES(c)

Establishments(d)
no.
766
780
781
777
796
Guest rooms(d)
no.
73,416
76,783
78,574
77,516
78,720
Bed spaces(d)
no.
196,329
204,109
206,592
203,238
202,962
Room occupancy rates(e)
%
63.1
63.5
61.6
62.6
64.6
Bed occupancy rates(e)
%
38.5
38.8
38.8
39.7
40.7
Takings from accommodation(e)
$m
2,103.6
2,459.1
2,446.9
2,442.9
2,599.4

MOTELS AND GUEST HOUSES WITH FACILITIES(c)

Establishments(d)
no.
2,413
2,402
2,400
2,382
2,415
Guest rooms(d)
no.
86,019
84,722
84,430
83,565
85,390
Bed spaces(d)
no.
255,588
250,170
247,776
244,156
246,107
Room occupancy rates(e)
%
54.4
53.0
52.0
52.8
53.7
Bed occupancy rates(e)
%
32.2
31.4
31.2
31.9
32.6
Takings from accommodation(e)
$m
1,342.7
1,424.5
1,403.4
1,433.2
1,514.0

SERVICED APARTMENTS(c)

Establishments(d)
no.
600
646
657
675
781
Guest rooms(d)
no.
30,644
33,421
35,129
35,350
40,351
Bed spaces(d)
no.
107,748
113,267
117,192
116,385
131,183
Room occupancy rates(e)
%
60.4
59.3
60.7
63.9
65.3
Bed occupancy rates(e)
%
37.2
37.9
39.9
42.2
44.2
Takings from accommodation(e)
$m
693.3
841.4
915.2
988.9
1,163.6

TOTAL HOTELS, MOTELS AND SERVICED APARTMENTS(c)

Establishments(d)
no.
3,779
3,828
3,838
3,834
3,992
Guest rooms(d)
no.
190,079
194,926
198,133
196,431
204,461
Bed spaces(d)
no.
559,665
567,546
571,560
563,779
580,252
Room occupancy rates(e)
%
58.7
58.1
57.3
58.7
60.1
Bed occupancy rates(e)
%
35.3
35.3
35.7
36.8
38.1
Room nights occupied(e)
’000
39,822.2
41,079.6
41,176.3
42,148.5
44,244.0
Takings from accommodation(e)
$m
4,139.6
4,725.0
4,765.5
4,865.0
5,277.0

(a) Comprising establishments with 15 or more rooms or units.
(b) Break in time series between the March and June quarters 2003. See 'Tourist Accommodation, Australia' (8635.0) December Quarter 2003 Appendix 1 for details.
(c) For definitions see the source below.
(d) At 31 December.
(e) 12 months ended December.

Source: Tourist Accommodation, Australia (8635.0).


The number of holiday flats, units and houses available to let declined by 6% between December quarter 2000 and December quarter 2003. Takings increased by 24% between 2000 and 2003 (table 21.21).


21.21 HOLIDAY FLATS, UNITS AND HOUSES(a)

Units
December 2000
December 2003

Flats, units and houses available(b)
no.
29,835
28,010
Unit nights occupied(c)
'000
5,111
5,170
Takings from accommodation(c)
$'000
405,163
502,325

(a) Holiday flats, units and houses of letting entities with 15 or more rooms or units and should be mainly self-contained.
(b) At 31 December.
(c) 12 months ended December.

Source: Tourist Accommodation, Australia, Expanded Scope Collection, Australia (8635.0.55.001).


The number of caravan parks increased by 1% between the December quarter 2000 and December quarter 2003 while the number of sites, cabins, flats and villas available declined by 1%. Takings increased by 26% between 2000 and 2003 (table 21.22).


21.22 CARAVAN PARKS(a)

Units
December 2000
December 2003

Establishments(b)
no.
1,800
1,825
Sites, cabins, flats, units and villas available(b)
no.
244,905
242,178
Site nights occupied(c)
'000
44,344
45,358
Site occupancy rate(c)
%
49.5
51.8
Takings from accommodation(c)
$'000
598,750
754,218

(a) Establishments with 40 or more powered sites and cabins and provide toilet, shower and laundry facilities for guests.
(b) At 31 December.
(c) 12 months ended December.

Source: Tourist Accommodation, Australia, Expanded Scope Collection, Australia (8635.0.55.001).


The number of visitor hostels and the number of bed spaces they provide increased by 6% and 20% respectively between December quarter 2000 and December quarter 2003. Takings increased by 34% between 2000 and 2003 (table 21.23).


21.23 VISITOR HOSTELS(a)

Units
December 2000
December 2003

Establishments(b)
no.
466
494
Bed spaces available(b)
no.
40,659
48,588
Guest nights(c)
'000
7,155
8,256
Bed occupancy rate(c)
%
49.0
46.4
Takings from accommodation(c)
$'000
130,898
175,910

(a) Establishments with 25 or more bed spaces which provide accommodation to visitors on a bed basis rather than by room. Does not include charity type accommodation or hotels.
(b) At 31 December.
(c) 12 months ended December.

Source: Tourist Accommodation, Australia, Expanded Scope Collection, Australia (8635.0.55.001).


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