Australian Bureau of Statistics
8501.0.55.003 - Contribution of Gambling to Retail Estimates, Dec 2004
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/02/2005
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For further background about the Gambling series, please refer to the feature article in the December 2002 issue of Retail Trade, Australia.
Graph 2 compares the growth rates of Gambling, Total retail and Total retail adjusted to exclude gambling (although other turnover for Hotels and licensed clubs is included). This shows that Total retail and Total retail excluding gambling generally grow at a similar rate. This reflects the overall contribution of gambling to Total retail as can be seen in Table 3.
2. PERCENTAGE CHANGE IN QUARTERLY TURNOVER, Seasonally Adjusted
Table 3 shows that gambling has remained a relatively stable proportion of both turnover for Hotels and licensed clubs and Total retail. In the December quarter 2004, gambling as a percentage of Total Retail turnover was 3.3%.
From Graph 4 it can be seen that in December quarter 2004, gambling as a proportion of state turnover is highest in New South Wales and South Australia and lowest in Western Australia and Tasmania.
4. CONTRIBUTION OF GAMBLING TO TOTAL TURNOVER, Seasonally Adusted - December Quarter 2004
For the period December 2002 to December 2004, Table 5 shows that gambling as a percentage of state turnover has been reasonably consistent. The percentage for each state needs to be considered in the context of the varying state restrictions on gaming machines.
Standard errors for the level estimate for Australia (original data) are shown below. The standard error associated with the seasonally adjusted series is approximately the same as for the original estimates.
The ABS produces a more comprehensive range of data on gambling via its service industries program. Detailed surveys of the Pubs, taverns and bars industry, Clubs industry and Casino industry are usually conducted every three years. For more information about the service industries program please contact Gabrielle Robbie on (02) 6252 6133.
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