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8695.0 - Accommodation Services, Australia, 2006-07 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/06/2008   
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ACCOMMODATION SERVICES ACCOMMODATION SERVICES

Summary of operations

Sources of income

Employment


SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS

At the end of June 2007 there were a total of 5,981 accommodation businesses operating in Australia. These businesses:

  • employed 95,931 people at the end of June 2007
  • generated income of $9,876.2m during the 2006-07 financial year, which represented an average of $1.7m -per business
  • incurred expenses of $8,843.9m for the same period.

Industry value added by these businesses was $4,774.9m, contributing the equivalent of 0.5% to Australia's gross domestic product for 2006-07.

During 2006-07, operating profit before tax for these businesses was $1,060.5m and their operating profit margin was 11%.

SOURCES OF INCOME

During 2006-07, accommodation businesses generated $9,876.2m in income.

The graph below shows that the main source of income was takings from accommodation which accounted for two-thirds (66.0% or $6,519.6m) of total income, followed by takings from meals (14.1% or $1,388.1m ).

SOURCES OF INCOME(a)
SOURCES OF INCOME(a)



EMPLOYMENT

At the end of June 2007, there were 95,931 people employed by accommodation businesses in Australia.

The graph below shows that 26,979 people (28.1%) were employed as room attendants. Food and beverage staff accounted for 17.7% (17,019 people), clerical and administrative staff for 17.3% (16,590 people) and managers and supervisors for 14.5% (13,918 people). Collectively, chefs, cooks and kitchen hands accounted for 12% (11,537 people) of all people employed.

MAIN OCCUPATION OF PERSONS EMPLOYED(a)
MAIN OCCUPATION OF PERSONS EMPLOYED(a)


Casual employees accounted for 44.1% (42,285 people) and permanent full-time employees for 37% (35,515 people) of total employment. Permanent part-time employees accounted for 12.2% (11,741 people) of total employment.

At the end of June 2007, there were 2,515 employees (2.6% of total employment) in accommodation services holding a Working Holiday visa.

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