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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2003  
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At 31 December 2001 there were 198,133 rooms available in Australia in hotels, motels, guest houses and serviced apartments having 15 or more rooms or units (table 22.18). This was an increase of 2% over the number available at 31 December 2000. Serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms or units recorded the biggest increase in room capacity (5%). Supply of accommodation exceeded demand in 2001, with room occupancy rates of 62% for hotels, 52% for motels and 61% for serviced apartments.

Takings from these accommodation establishments recorded a small increase (1%) in the calendar year 2001 compared to 2000. This increase was due to rises in takings (which include Goods and Services Tax, introduced on 1 July 2000) in the March and June 2001 quarters compared to the corresponding quarters in 2000. Takings from accommodation fell in the September and December quarters of 2001 compared to 2000, by 8% and 5% respectively. It is likely that the twin crises of September 2001, the demise of Ansett and the terrorist attacks in the United States of America of September 11, contributed to the decline in takings during those two quarters. The higher takings during the Olympic and Paralympic Games period, affecting the September and December quarters of 2000, are also a contributing factor.


22.18 TOURIST ACCOMMODATION(a)

Units
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001

LICENSED HOTELS WITH FACILITIES(b)

Establishments(c)
no.
738
747
766
780
781
Guest rooms(c)
no.
68,027
70,802
73,416
76,783
78,574
Bed spaces(c)
no.
182,349
191,147
196,329
204,109
206,592
Room occupancy rates(d)
%
63.2
61.5
63.1
63.5
61.6
Bed occupancy rates(d)
%
38.9
37.5
38.5
38.8
38.8
Gross takings from accommodation(d)
$m
1,994.6
2,030.6
2,103.6
2,459.1
2,446.9

MOTELS AND GUEST HOUSES WITH FACILITIES(b)

Establishments(c)
no.
2,377
2,386
2,413
2,402
2,400
Guest rooms(c)
no.
83,476
84,701
86,019
84,722
84,430
Bed spaces(c)
no.
250,289
252,044
255,588
250,170
247,776
Room occupancy rates(d)
%
54.5
53.8
54.4
53.0
52.0
Bed occupancy rates(d)
%
32.0
31.8
32.2
31.4
31.2
Gross takings from accommodation(d)
$m
1,264.2
1,283.3
1,342.7
1,424.5
1,403.4

SERVICED APARTMENTS(b)

Establishments(c)
no.
472
552
600
646
657
Guest rooms(c)
no.
20,831
26,558
30,644
33,421
35,129
Bed spaces(c)
no.
75,169
93,563
107,748
113,267
117,192
Room occupancy rates(d)
%
62.3
60.5
60.4
59.3
60.7
Bed occupancy rates(d)
%
n.a.
37.0
37.2
37.9
39.9
Gross takings from accommodation(d)
$m
469.1
564.0
693.3
841.4
915.2

TOTAL HOTELS, MOTELS AND SERVICED APARTMENTS(b)

Establishments(c)
no.
3,587
3,685
3,779
3,828
3,838
Guest rooms(c)
no.
172,334
182,061
190,079
194,926
198,133
Bed spaces(c)
no.
507,807
536,754
559,665
567,546
571,560
Room occupancy rates(d)
%
58.9
57.7
58.7
58.1
57.3
Bed occupancy rates(d)
%
n.a.
34.7
35.3
35.3
35.7
Room nights occupied(d)
’000
36,182.9
37,324.4
39,822.2
41,079.6
41,176.3
Gross takings from accommodation(d)
$m
3,727.8
3,877.8
4,139.7
4,725.0
4,765.5

(a) Comprising establishments with 15 or more rooms or units.
(b) For definitions see the source below.
(c) As at 31 December.
(d) Year ended December.

Source: Tourist Accommodation, Australia (8635.0).


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