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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Accommodation with 15 rooms
or more
Mar Qtr 07
Jun Qtr 07
Mar Qtr 07
to Jun Qtr 07
Jun Qtr 06
to Jun Qtr 07

Trend
Takings from accommodation ($m)
1 806.9
1 841.3
1.9 %
10.5 %
Room occupancy rate (%)
65.8
66.2
0.4 pts
2.1 pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Takings from accommodation ($m)
1 809.2
1 829.9
1.1 %
8.8 %
Room occupancy rate (%)
66.3
65.6
-0.7 pts
1.0 pts

Hotels, motels and serviced apartments

ACCOMMODATION TAKINGS, Australia
Graph: ACCOMMODATION TAKINGS, Australia

ROOM OCCUPANCY RATE, Australia
Graph: ROOM OCCUPANCY RATE, Australia



JUNE KEY POINTS


ACCOMMODATION TAKINGS

  • In June quarter 2007, the trend estimate of total accommodation takings for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms increased by 1.9% to $1,841.3 million compared with March quarter 2007.
  • Over the same period, the seasonally adjusted estimate increased by 1.1% to $1,829.9 million.


ROOM OCCUPANCY RATE
  • The trend estimate of the room occupancy rate for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms has been increasing for seven consecutive quarters, reaching 66.2% for the June quarter 2007. This was an increase of 0.4 percentage points compared with the March quarter 2007.
  • The number of room nights occupied has grown faster than the number of room nights available every quarter since December 2005.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate decreased 0.7 percentage points to 65.6% for June quarter 2007 compared with March quarter 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2007 8 January 2008
December 2007 28 March 2008



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents results from the June quarter 2007 Survey of Tourist Accommodation (STA) for the following categories of establishments:
  • licensed hotels and resorts with facilities and 5 or more rooms
  • motels, private hotels and guest houses with facilities and 5 or more rooms
  • serviced apartments with 5 or more units
  • caravan parks with 40 or more powered sites
  • holiday flats, units and houses of letting entities with 15 or more rooms or units
  • visitor hostels with 25 or more bed spaces.


NSW FLOODS

In early June 2007, some areas of NSW were hit by severe storms. These storms caused widespread floods, most notably in the Hunter Valley region.



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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


ORIGINAL

Hotels, motels and serviced apartments

This summary contains key findings for original estimates. While trend and seasonally-adjusted data are only available for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms, original estimates have two additional data series comprising hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 to 14 rooms and 5 or more rooms.


Original series are impacted by seasonal variations and irregular or non-seasonal influences and comparisons between quarters should be made with caution.


Accommodation takings

In June quarter 2007, accommodation takings were $1,734.9 million for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms, $1,667.1 million for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms, and $67.7 million for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 to 14 rooms.


Accommodation takings in June quarter 2007 for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms were highest in New South Wales ($554.1 million) and Queensland ($462.7 million).

TAKINGS FROM ACCOMMODATION, Hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms - Australia
Graph: TAKINGS FROM ACCOMMODATION, Hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms—Australia



June quarter 2007 average takings per room night occupied were $134.83 for establishments with 5 or more rooms. This was heavily influenced by hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms which contribute 96.1% to total takings, and had an average takings per room night occupied of $137.46. The average for 5 to 14 room establishments was $91.63.

AVERAGE TAKINGS(a), Australia
Graph: AVERAGE TAKINGS(a), Australia



Room occupancy rate

The room occupancy rate for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms was 60.6% in June quarter 2007. For hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms, the room occupancy rate was 61.9%, while demand for 5 to 14 room hotels, motels and serviced apartments was lower, as reflected by a room occupancy rate of 44.3%.

ROOM OCCUPANCY RATE, Australia
Graph: ROOM OCCUPANCY RATE, Australia



Room nights occupied

Total room nights occupied were 12.9 million in June quarter 2007 for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms. New South Wales contributed the highest proportion of occupied rooms (30.7%) and Queensland contributed 27.7%.


For hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms, room nights occupied were 12.1 million in June quarter 2007, while for establishments with 5 to 14 rooms, room nights occupied were 0.7 million.


Average length of stay

The average length of stay in June quarter 2007 for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with both 5 or more rooms and 15 or more rooms was 2.2 days. For establishments with 5 to 14 rooms, the average length of stay was 1.8 days.


Queensland (2.5 days) reported the longest average length of stay for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms, followed by Western Australia (2.4 days). The shortest average length of stay was in Tasmania (1.9 days).


Star grading

In June quarter 2007, the room occupancy rate for five-star hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms was 71.2% compared with 28.7% for one-star. For hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms, the room occupancy rate was 71.5% for five-star establishments compared with 28.2% for one-star.


For establishments with 5 to 14 rooms, three-star (48.7%) and four-star (46.6%) establishments had the highest room occupancy rates, compared with one-star establishments at 29.7%.

Room occupancy rate, Stargrading - June Qtr 2007
Graph: Room occupancy rate, Stargrading—June Qtr 2007



In June quarter 2007, the average takings per room night occupied for five-star hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms was $224.63 compared with $68.72 for one-star. For establishments with 15 or more rooms, the average takings was $224.59 for five-star establishments compared with $75.43 for two-star.


For establishments with 5 to 14 rooms, five-star establishments had the highest average takings of $237.18, compared with one-star establishments at $54.51.


For the five-star category, establishments with 5 to 14 rooms had higher average takings than for the 15 or more room establishments.

AVERAGE TAKINGS(a), Stargrading - June Qtr 2007
Graph: AVERAGE TAKINGS(a), Stargrading—June Qtr 2007




Caravan parks, holiday flats, units and houses, and visitor hostels

Accommodation takings

In June quarter 2007, accommodation takings for caravan parks were $223.2 million. New South Wales ($74.9 million) had the highest accommodation takings for all caravan parks for June quarter 2007, contributing 33.6% of the total.


Short-term caravan park takings were $184.6 million in June quarter 2007 which was 82.7% of total caravan park takings.


Accommodation takings for holiday flats, units and houses were $113.9 million in June quarter 2007. Real estate takings accounted for 22.9% of total holiday flats, units and houses takings, the rest being for other letting entities.


For visitor hostels, accommodation takings were $51.0 million in June quarter 2007.


Occupancy rate

The site occupancy rate for all caravan parks in June quarter 2007 was 51.8%. Short-term caravan park occupancy was 48.4% and long-term caravan park occupancy was 74.9%.


For holiday flats, units and houses, the unit occupancy rate was 40.8% in June quarter 2007.


The bed occupancy rate for visitor hostels in June quarter 2007 was 48.5%. Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales had the highest bed occupancy rates for visitor hostels in June quarter 2007 with 58.8%, 56.5% and 51.1% respectively.

OCCUPANCY RATES, Australia
Graph: OCCUPANCY RATES, Australia


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