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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2012  
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Tourism

TOURIST ACCOMMODATION

At 31 December 2010, there were 227,320 guest rooms available in hotels, motels, guest houses and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms (table 23.5), representing an increase of less than 1% compared with 31 December 2009. Between 2009 and 2010, the number of guest rooms available in licensed hotels increased by 2%, and in serviced apartments by 1%. Guest rooms in motels and guest houses decreased by 1%.

The room occupancy rate for hotels, motels, guest houses and serviced apartments combined increased from 62% in 2009 to 64% in 2010. In 2006, the room occupancy rate was 64%.

Overall, takings from accommodation increased by 19% between 2006 and 2010. The largest increase over the period was for serviced apartments with 30%. Overall accommodation takings for 2010 increased by 6% when compared with 2009, with the largest increase for the hotel sector (7%).


23.5 HOTELS, MOTELS AND SERVICED APARTMENTS(a)
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

LICENSED HOTELS WITH FACILITIES(b)
Establishments(c)no.
823
833
845
859
857
Guest rooms(c)no.
80 560
81 372
82 483
85 181
86 489
Bed spaces(c)no.
212 826
213 005
215 884
222 167
224 994
Room occupancy rate(d)%
69.8
71.1
69.1
67.2
69.4
Bed occupancy rate(d)%
43.1
43.5
42.1
41.9
42.7
Takings from accommodation(d)$m
3 297.5
3 594.6
3 747.3
3 555.1
3 805.8

MOTELS AND GUEST HOUSES WITH FACILITIES(b)
Establishments(c)no.
2 479
2 484
2 475
2 477
2 450
Guest rooms(c)no.
86 859
87 683
87 718
87 252
86 422
Bed spaces(c)no.
250 488
251 945
250 123
246 787
244 286
Room occupancy rate(d)%
57.4
58.6
58.2
56.2
57.4
Bed occupancy rate(d)%
34.2
34.7
34.4
33.9
34.4
Takings from accommodation(d)$m
1 841.6
2 002.5
2 109.3
2 040.3
2 138.8

SERVICED APARTMENTS(b)
Establishments(c)no.
893
918
957
974
972
Guest rooms(c)no.
47 753
49 262
53 118
54 001
54 409
Bed spaces(c)no.
155 806
159 801
171 140
171 185
171 174
Room occupancy rate(d)%
67.9
69.2
67.2
65.1
66.5
Bed occupancy rate(d)%
44.3
44.7
43.2
42.7
43.3
Takings from accommodation(d)$m
1 643.7
1 845.5
2 040.3
2 033.9
2 143.6

TOTAL HOTELS, MOTELS AND SERVICED APARTMENTS(b)
Establishments(c)no.
4 195
4 235
4 277
4 310
4 279
Guest rooms(c)no.
215 172
218 317
223 319
226 434
227 320
Bed spaces(c)no.
619 120
624 751
637 147
640 139
640 454
Room occupancy rate(d)%
64.4
65.6
64.3
62.4
64.1
Bed occupancy rate(d)%
39.7
40.3
39.4
39.0
39.7
Room nights occupied(d)'000
49 965.0
51 702.1
52 005.6
51 136.2
52 836.1
Takings from accommodation(d)$m
6 782.8
7 442.7
7 896.9
7 629.2
8 088.1

(a) Comprising establishments with 15 or more rooms or units.
(b) For definitions see the source below.
(c) At 31 December.
(d) Twelve months ended 31 December.
Source: Tourist Accommodation, Australia (8635.0).

 

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