8635.3.55.001 - Tourist Accommodation, Small Area Data, Queensland, Mar 2012  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/07/2012   
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This product presents results from the March quarter 2012 Survey of Tourist Accommodation (STA) for the following categories of establishments:
    • hotels and resorts with 15 or more rooms
    • motels, private hotels and guest houses with 15 or more rooms
    • serviced apartments with 15 or more units

Data provide information on the supply of, and demand for, tourist accommodation facilities. Data include number of establishments, capacity and employment for the quarter and occupancy and takings from accommodation for each month; by type of establishment and by star grading.

Geography changes

The March quarter 2012 release of STA data is the first to incorporate the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) as the geographical framework for the collection. Detailed information on the transition of the STA to the ASGS and how the data is impacted by this change is contained in Information Paper: Future Changes to Tourist Accommodation, Australia (cat. no. 8635.0.55.003)

A summary of the main changes resulting from the move to ASGS are:
    • Small area data is now produced at Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2), replacing Statistical Local Areas (SLA).
    • Tourism Regions (TRs) will be constructed from allocations of SA2s and as a result will change. For some TRs, these changes are minimal.
    • Data for Local Government Areas (LGAs) and Special area - Brisbane City Core will no longer be produced.

This product contains data on the new ASGS geographic framework only. To assist users transition to this framework, small area data for March quarter 2012 will be also released at the SLA level (using ASGC 2011) later this month.

Further information

For further information on Tourism Accommodation statistics, including implementation of the ASGS in the Tourist Accommodation collection or changes to outputs, please contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. For information related to the ASGS see the geography portal www.abs.gov.au/geography or contact the Geography section via email at geography@abs.gov.au.