1344.8.55.001 - ACT Stats, 2005  
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November 14, 2005
Embargoed: 11:30 AM (AEST)
Snapshot of ACT tourist accommodation: ABS

Takings for ACT tourist accommodation increased by 30% to $145 million over the five years to 2004-05, according to new analysis released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.

However, available bed spaces in ACT tourist accommodation fell by 10% from
June 2000 to June 2005. This was the only decrease in bed spaces of all states and territories over this period.

Room occupancy rates increased to 68.1% in ACT tourist accommodation in 2004-05, up from 63.0% in 1999-2000. This was above the national rate (62.8%), and the highest of all states and territories.

ACT tourist accommodation employed 2,472 people at June quarter 2005, an increase of 9% from June quarter 2000.

Further details are available in ACT Stats: Tourist Accommodation in the ACT (cat. no. 1344.

Media note: Information in this media release refers to tourist accommodation establishments with 15 or more rooms.