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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW

Periodic surveys of selected service industries are undertaken in response to specifically identified user needs for data that support in-depth studies of individual service industries and/or activities for use in micro-economic analysis and policy formulation.


    PURPOSE
The main internal user with interest in these activities is the National Accounts Branch (NAB). Outputs from this collection are required by NAB for measuring the domestic supply of the main products in the industry which are used in deriving supply use benchmarks. This collection is also an essential input to the benchmarking of the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA). The specific data items required for the TSA are met through the standard data items collected from this survey.

The main external users of this survey include the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources (DITR) and the Australian Hotels Association (AHA). Key demands are estimates on the size and structure of the industry.

    SCOPE
The survey's scope includes businesses that generate income predominantly from the provision of short term accommodation services for visitors. These businesses are classified according to Class 4400 of the 2006 edition of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), which covers the following activities:
    • Hotels
    • Motels
    • Resorts
    • Serviced apartments
    • Ski lodge operation
    • Camping grounds
    • Caravan parks (for visitors)
    • Holiday house and flat operation
    • Student residences
    • Youth hostels

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework

          NA
    Main outputs
          Results from the survey are published in ABS catalogue number 8695.0. The publication contains the following tables at the national level for ANZSIC 2006 class 4400, together with summary data at the state level:
            • Key Figures
            • sources of income
            • items of expenditure
            • characteristics of employment
            • selected statistics by employment size groupings
            • state and territory comparisons
            • selected performance ratios
    Classifications
          The Accommodation Services Survey collects data classified according the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC). The ANZSIC 2006 class is 4400. The statistical unit is the ABN for the ATO maintained part of the Australian Business Register and the Type of Activity Unit (TAU) (for the ABS maintained part of the Australian Business Register.

          Businesses classified under SISCA 3000 and 6000 have been excluded from the scope of this collection.

          The Australian and New Zealand Standard Product Classification (ANZSPC) has been used to provide a basis for recompiling basic product statistics from their original classifications into a standard classification for analytical use. All product components have been mapped in ANZSPC.
    Other concepts (summary)
          Not Applicable

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Australia
    New South Wales
    Victoria
    Queensland
    South Australia
    Western Australia
    Tasmania
    Northern Territory
    ACT

    Comments and/or Other Regions
    N/A

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Adhoc

    Frequency comments

      This is an Ad hoc survey.

    COLLECTION HISTORY
        Collection previously conducted in respect of the 1979-1980, 1986-1987,1991-1992 (as part of Hospitality Survey), 1995-1996, 1997-1998, 2000-01 and 2003-04 reference years.

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments



    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    10/09/2007 01:19 PM



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