Known for its private though provocative nature, Airbnb is becoming increasingly willing to share data as it moves further into the tourism mainstream. For the sake of having a reference point, here are the 2017 Australian statistics Airbnb recently made public:

  • 180,000 property listings in Australia.
  • 5,090,000 Airbnb guest arrivals in Australia. Guest arrival counts anyone who stayed at an Airbnb property. Under this metric an individual can be counted multiple times depending on how often they’ve used Airbnb.
  • $4100 is the “typical” 2017 income for Airbnb hosts in Australia.
  • 28 nights – that’s the “typical” number of nights hosted per listing.  It appears that “typical” is not “average” because if you multiply 180,000 listings by 28 nights the answer is 5,040,000 nights, just short of Airbnb’s 5,090,000 guest arrivals. Logic suggests the average number of guests per stay would be significantly more than 1.009. 
  • Airbnb’s Australian guests came from more than 150 countries.
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