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BREAK IN TIME SERIES
Holiday flats and units
Takings from accommodation for holiday flats, units and houses in Australia during 2003 was $502.3 million. December quarter 2003 had the highest takings from accommodation for 2003 with $147.5 million. This was 29.4% of annual accommodation takings for 2003 for holiday flats, units and houses.
TAKINGS FROM ACCOMMODATION, Holiday flats and units-Australia
Total takings from accommodation for caravan parks was $754.2 million in 2003. Please note the break in time series which is explained in the Appendix. The highest takings from accommodation for 2003 was recorded in the December quarter ($198.6 million). This was 26.3% of annual accommodation takings for 2003 for caravan parks.
TAKINGS FROM ACCOMMODATION (a), Caravan parks-Australia
Takings from accommodation for visitor hostels during 2003 was $175.9 million. December quarter 2003 recorded the highest takings from accommodation for visitor hostels in 2003 ($48.0 million). This was 27.3% of total visitor hostel takings in 2003.
TAKINGS FROM ACCOMMODATION, Visitor hostels-Australia
Holiday flats, units and houses
The unit occupancy rates in the March and June quarters 2003 were similar to those recorded in the March and June quarters 2000. September quarter 2003 and December quarter 2003 recorded increases of 3.3 percentage points and 1.9 percentage points respectively compared with the same quarters in 2000.
UNIT OCCUPANCY RATE, Holiday flats, Units and Houses-Australia
The site occupancy rate, being derived from number of sites and number of nights occupied, is not subject to a break in series. This is explained in the Appendix. March quarter 2003, with 52.9%, recorded the highest site occupancy rate for caravan parks in 2003. The lowest rate was recorded in the December quarter 2003 (50.4%). Compared with the same quarter of 2000, the largest increase in site occupancy rate for caravan parks was in the September quarter 2003 (3.2 percentage points).
UNIT OCCUPANCY RATE (a), Caravan parks-Australia
The highest bed occupancy rate for visitor hostels in 2003 was recorded in the December quarter (49.7%). With the exception of the December quarter 2003, all quarters of 2003 recorded bed occupancy rates which were less than the same quarter in 2000. The largest fall between 2000 and 2003 was in the June quarter (5.0 percentage points).
UNIT OCCUPANCY RATE, Visitor hostels-Australia
This publication presents results from the quarterly Survey of Tourist Accommodation (STA). Data presented are for holiday flats, units and houses, caravan parks and visitor hostels for the four quarters of 2003. Data are also available for the four quarters of 2000.
The scope of the regular, annual STA includes hotels, motels and guest houses and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms.
For the four quarters of 2003 the scope of the STA was expanded to include:
Expanded Scope Small Area Data for each state/territory can be found in Supplementary Data Cubes 8635.1.55.001 - 8635.8.55.001 on the ABS web site. These Data Cubes contain data at the Tourism Region and Statistical Local Area level.
BREAK IN TIME SERIES
The inclusion of 74 caravan parks resulted in a break in time series between the March and June quarters 2003. The impact of the break in time series is explained in the Appendix. Particular care needs to be taken for all calculations of percentage changes that cross the break in series.
March quarter 2003 data were originally released in July 2003 and subsequently revised in October 2003. Some of these data have been further revised in this publication.
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