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8635.0 - Tourist Accommodation, Australia, Jun 2013 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Accommodation with 15 rooms or more
Mar Qtr 2013
Jun Qtr 2013
Mar Qtr 13 to Jun Qtr 13
Jun Qtr 12 to Jun Qtr 13

Trend
Takings from accommodation ($m)
2252.9
2260.8
0.3%
0.9%
Room occupancy rate (%)
65.2
65.0
-0.2 pts
-1.2 pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Takings from accommodation ($m)
2239.6
2272.4
1.5%
1.6%
Room occupancy rate (%)
65.1
65.0
-0.1 pts
-1.1 pts


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JUNE KEY POINTS


ACCOMMODATION TAKINGS
  • In the June quarter 2013, the trend estimate of total accommodation takings for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms increased by 0.3% to $2260.8 million compared with the March quarter 2013.
  • Over the same period, the seasonally adjusted estimate increased by 1.5% to $2272.4 million.
  • Compared with June quarter 2012 the trend estimate of accommodation takings for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms increased by 0.9%.The largest increase of all the states and territories was the Northern Territory (11.7%) which may be a result of the multi-billion dollar gas projects in the area.


ROOM OCCUPANCY RATE
  • The June quarter 2013 trend estimate room occupancy rate for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 65.0% compared with the March quarter 2013.
  • Over the same period, the seasonally adjusted estimate decreased by 0.1 percentage points to 65.0%.
  • Compared with June quarter 2012 the trend estimate room occupancy rate for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms decreased by 1.2 percentage points. This occurred in all states and territories except the Northern Territory and Victoria which increased by 2.1 percentage points and 1.1 percentage points respectively.


NOTES

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ISSUE (ANNUAL) Release Date
2013-1419 December 2014




ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents results from the June quarter 2013 Survey of Tourist Accommodation (STA) for the following categories of establishments:
  • hotels and resorts with 15 or more rooms
  • motels, private hotels and guest houses with 15 or more rooms
  • serviced apartments with 15 or more units

This release of June quarter 2013 data is the last of the quarterly data collection and release activities for the STA. From 1 July 2013 the collection frequency of the STA moved from quarterly to annual, on a financial year basis.


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


ORIGINAL

Hotels, motels and serviced apartments

This summary contains key findings for original estimates. Original series are impacted by seasonal variations and irregular or non-seasonal influences. Comparison between quarters should be made with caution.

Accommodation takings

In the June quarter 2013, accommodation takings were $2099.6 million for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms.

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Accommodation takings in the June quarter 2013 for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms were highest in New South Wales ($662.7 million) and Queensland ($515.5 million). Tasmania recorded the lowest takings for the period ($44.3 million).

For Australia, the June quarter 2013 average takings per room night occupied were $162.55 for establishments with 15 or more rooms. This was 2.1% higher than the June quarter 2012 ($159.24).

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Footnote(s): (a) Per room night occupied

Source(s): Tourist Accommodation, Australia


Room occupancy rate

The room occupancy rate for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms was 62.0% in the June quarter 2013.

Traditionally, hotels have higher occupancy rates than motels or serviced apartments. Over the March quarter 2013, hotels had an occupancy rate of 67.7% compared with 54.9% for motels and 63.8% for serviced apartments.

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Six out of the eight states and territories experienced a decrease in the occupancy rate of hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms between the June quarter 2012 and the June quarter 2013. Western Australia (64.4%) experienced the largest decrease (4.2 percentage points). Over the same period, occupancy in the Northern Territory (68.4%) and Victoria (63.4%) increased by 1.3 percentage points and 1.0 percentage points respectively.

The Northern Territory recorded the highest occupancy rate (68.4%) in the June quarter 2013 followed by the Australian Capital Territory (68.2%) and Western Australia (64.4%). Over the same period,Tasmania experienced the lowest occupancy rate (52.1%).

Room nights Occupied

Room nights occupied were 12.9 million in the June quarter 2013 for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms.

New South Wales contributed the largest proportion (30.9%) of room nights occupied for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms, followed by Queensland (26.2%).

Average Length of Stay

The average length of stay over the June quarter 2013 for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms was 2.2 days. Queensland reported the longest average length of stay (2.6 days) followed by the Northern Territory (2.5 days). New South Wales and Tasmania had the shortest average length of stay (2.0 days).


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