1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2011  
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TOURIST ACCOMMODATION



Graph Image for Takings from Accommodation, WA

Footnote(s): Hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms (trend)

Source(s): Tourist Accommodation, Australia (cat. no. 8635.0)




Graph Image for Room Occupancy Rate, WA

Footnote(s): Hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms (trend)

Source(s): Tourist Accommodation, Australia (cat. no. 8635.0)




  • In the September quarter 2011 in WA, accommodation takings in trend terms were $246.5 million for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms. This was an increase of 5.1% on the previous quarter and a 15.5% increase on the same quarter in the previous year, the largest increases of any state or territory.
  • In WA, the room occupancy rate for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms was 69.5% in the September quarter 2011 compared to the national occupancy rate of 65.8%. This was an increase of 1.6 percentage points on the previous quarter and an increase of 4.2 percentage points on the same quarter in the previous year.




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Tourist accommodation information is collected from hotels, motels and serviced apartments, with 15 rooms or more. These provide mainly short-term non-residential accommodation, generally for guests staying for periods of less than two months. This is the current scope of the Survey of Tourist Accommodation however, from March quarter 2005 to June quarter 2010, the scope of the survey was expanded to include smaller establishments.

Takings from accommodation include gross revenue from the provision of accommodation, including GST. Takings from meals are excluded.
Room occupancy is calculated by the number of rooms actually occupied expressed as a percentage of total capacity available during the survey period. All data presented here are trend estimates.