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The number of Airbnb hosts in WA has increased 120-fold since 2011. Photo: Airbnb

Airbnb listings reach 8,000 in WA

More Western Australians are opening their doors to Airbnb, with the number of hosts in the state increasing by more than 50 per cent in the past year, according to a report by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre to be released today.

The Impact of Airbnb on WA’s Tourism Industry examined the growth of Airbnb over the 12 months to March 2017.

Overall, it found that the state's Airbnb supply is growing at about four per cent each month and was currently home to around 8,000 listings and nearly 6,000 hosts - a 120-fold increase in supply in comparison to 2011 figures of just under 50 WA Airbnb hosts. 

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