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Accommodation and travel party types of overnight travellers

All data relates to June quarter 2023.

Accommodation types of Overnight Travellers

  • Travellers with accessibility needs used private accommodation slightly more frequently than commercial accommodation (50% of trips compared with 47% of trips).
  • Other travellers used commercial accommodation more than private accommodation (51% of trips compared with 46% of trips) 

Travel party types of overnight travellers

The most common travel party types of overnight travellers with accessibility needs were:

  • travelling alone (30%)
  • friends or relatives travelling together (26%)
  • adult couple (23%)

There were some differences in the travel party types between travellers with accessible needs and other travellers. Travellers with accessibility needs were less likely than other travellers to be:

  • travelling alone (30% vs 34%)
  • travelling as part of an adult couple (23% vs 26%)
  • travelling with business associates (4% vs 7%).

However, travellers with accessible needs were more likely than other travellers to be:

  • travelling with friends or relatives (26% vs 19%)
  • travelling in a family group (parents and children) (16% vs 14%).
     

Who in travel party has disability or long-term health condition?

In the majority of cases within the travellers with accessibility needs cohort, the person within the travel party who had the disability or long-term health condition was the respondent themselves (67%). In 32% of travel groups it was another adult in the travel party and in 11% of groups it was a child1.

  1. Note: Percentages here sum to more than 100% because there may have been more than one person with accessibility needs in the travel group reported.

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