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For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Paul Hoffmann on Brisbane 07 3222 6118.
At the end of June 2001, there were 5,884 employing businesses in the accommodation industry, operating from 6,525 separate accommodation establishments. Small business employing less than 20 persons made up 85% of all business in the industry, while large businesses (those with employment of 100 or more persons) only accounted for 3% of total businesses.
In 2000-01, the total income received by businesses in the accommodation industry was $8,286m. Of the total income, $5,001m (60%) was received from takings for accommodation, $1,393m (17%) was received from takings for meals and $613m (7%) from the sale of liquor and other beverages. The majority (58%) of businesses in the industry received income from the provision of meals, but only 38% of businesses received income from the sale of liquor and other beverages.
Total expenses of businesses in the accommodation industry in 2000-01 were $7,680m. Labour costs ($2,739m) were the largest expense item, accounting for 36% of total expenses. Other major expenses were purchases ($1,017m), rent, leasing and hiring expenses ($682m), interest expenses ($513m) and depreciation and amortisation ($410m).
At the end of June 2001, the total employment in the accommodation industry was 106,051 persons, a 12% increase since June 1998.
ACCOMMODATION INDUSTRY, Key Figures
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