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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 ).
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.
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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