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8695.0 - Accommodation Industry, Australia, 2000-01  
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INTRODUCTION

This publication presents results in respect of the 2000-01 financial year, from an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey of businesses involved in the accommodation industry. It is the sixth ABS collection of this industry.


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ROUNDING

Where figures have been rounded discrepancies may occur between the sum of component items and the total


ABBREVIATIONS

ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
ANZSICAustralian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification
IVAIndustry value added
OPBTOperating profit before tax
OPMOperating profit margin


FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Paul Hoffmann on Brisbane 07 3222 6118.


BUSINESS SIZE

At the end of June 2001, there were 5,884 employing businesses in the accommodation industry, operating from 6,525 separate accommodation establishments. Small business employing less than 20 persons made up 85% of all business in the industry, while large businesses (those with employment of 100 or more persons) only accounted for 3% of total businesses.


SOURCES OF INCOME

In 2000-01, the total income received by businesses in the accommodation industry was $8,286m. Of the total income, $5,001m (60%) was received from takings for accommodation, $1,393m (17%) was received from takings for meals and $613m (7%) from the sale of liquor and other beverages. The majority (58%) of businesses in the industry received income from the provision of meals, but only 38% of businesses received income from the sale of liquor and other beverages.

    EXPENSES

    Total expenses of businesses in the accommodation industry in 2000-01 were $7,680m. Labour costs ($2,739m) were the largest expense item, accounting for 36% of total expenses. Other major expenses were purchases ($1,017m), rent, leasing and hiring expenses ($682m), interest expenses ($513m) and depreciation and amortisation ($410m).


    EMPLOYMENT

    At the end of June 2001, the total employment in the accommodation industry was 106,051 persons, a 12% increase since June 1998.


    ACCOMMODATION INDUSTRY, Key Figures

    1997-98
    2000-01

    Businesses at end of June2001 (no.)
    r5,640
    5,884
    Employment at end June 2001 (no.)
    r94,348
    106,051
    Takings from accommodation ($m)
    r4,024.9
    5,000.7
    Takings from meals ($m)
    r1,124.1
    1,393.3
    Sale of liquor and other beverages ($m)
    r509.2
    612.8
    Other income ($m)
    r936.3
    1,279.6
    Total income ($m)
    r6,594.5
    8,286.4
    Labour costs ($m)
    r1,987.4
    2,738.9
    Purchases of foodstuffs for use in preparing meals ($m)
    r412.1
    483.9
    Purchases of liquor and other beverages ($m)
    r200.8
    240.6
    Other expenses ($m)
    r3,509.8
    4,216.5
    Total expenses ($m)
    r6,110.1
    7,769.8
    Operating profit before tax ($m)
    r492.2
    619.7
    Operating profit margin (%)
    r7.9
    8.1
    Industry value added ($m)
    na
    3,733.3

    r revised
    na not available

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