In June quarter 2009, total accommodation takings for hotels, motels and serviced apartments in Victoria with 15 or more rooms were $318.5 million, a decrease of 6.7% from June quarter 2008. The Melbourne Tourism Region accounted for the majority of Victoria's accommodation takings (77.2%).
The highest percentage growth in accommodation takings between June quarter 2008 and June quarter 2009 was recorded in the Tourism Region of Phillip Island (102.6%), followed by Spa Country (36.7%) and Central Highlands (24.7%). The largest decreases in accommodation takings were recorded in the Tourism Regions of Macedon (-39.7%), Melbourne (-9.9%) and Peninsula (-9.1%).
Estimates for some Tourism Regions were not available for separate publication in June quarter 2008 or June quarter 2009. Therefore, it is not possible to derive the percentage change of takings from accommodation between these two quarters. The affected Tourism Regions are Wimmera, Mallee and Upper Yarra, and hence these regions have not been included in the regional commentary above or the graph below. Total takings from accommodation in these regions increased by 2.4% between June quarter 2008 and June quarter 2009.
Change in takings from accommodation(a),
By Tourism Region -
June quarter 2008 to June quarter 2009
View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: 1367.2 Tourist accommodation, By Tourism Region - June quarter 2009 (file size 24kB).