This release of June quarter 2013 data is the last of the quarterly data collection and release activities for the STA. From 1 July 2013 the collection frequency of the STA moved from quarterly to annual, on a financial year basis. The next release of STA data will be on 19 December 2014 and will include the four quarters of the 2013-14 financial year, that is September quarter 2013, December quarter 2013, March quarter 2014 and June quarter 2014.
The annual STA data release will incorporate the current ten separate product releases into one release. All data from the STA will be accessible through Tourist Accommodation, Australia (cat. no. 8635.0). The current individual state and territory releases will be discontinued. The annual release will continue to contain monthly and quarterly data by type of establishment and star rating. Data will continue to be available for each state/territory and Australia, and by Tourism Region and Statistical Area Level 2.
In moving to annual data collection, the collection of 'persons employed' and 'guest arrivals' data has been ceased. This will result in the three data items of 'persons employed', 'guest arrivals' and 'average length of stay' (as guest arrivals are required to derive this item) no longer being available from the STA and therefore not included in future releases. The data items of 'guest nights available' and 'room nights available' which were previously available on a consultancy only basis will be incorporated into the annual STA release.