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8566.0 - Business Events Venues Industry, Australia, 2000-01  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/06/2002   
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BUSINESS EVENTS VENUES, Key Figures


Convention/
exhibition businesses
Other business events venues(a)
Total

Businesses at end of June (no.)
13
108
121
Event floor space at end of June (sq.m)
226 950
430 061
657 011
Events (no)
4 906
77 153
82 059
Total delegate/attendee days for events (days)
7 625 157
13 262 705
20 887 862
Total employment at end June (persons)
3 120
7 227
10 347
Income
Venue hire ($m)
55.4
56.0
111.4
Food and beverage ($m)
67.1
234.6
301.7
Other ($m)
46.5
195.0
241.5
Total ($m)
169.0
485.6
654.5
Expenses
Labour costs ($m)
88.9
120.9
209.7
Other ($m)
90.1
(b)120.9
211.0
Total ($m)
179.0
241.8
420.8
Operating profit before tax ($m)
-10.0
..
..
Operating profit margin (%)
-6.1
..
..
Industry value added ($m)
27.1
..
..

.. not applicable
(a) For other business events venues, some income and expense items were not separately itemised and are not reported for business events as they are allocated to the total operations of the business, hence Operating profit before tax (OPBT), Operating profit margin (OPM) and Industry value added (IVA) cannot be specifically calculated.
(b) Selected other business event expenses only


NOTES


INTRODUCTION

This publication presents results in respect of the 2000-01 financial year, from an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) census of businesses involved in the business events venues industry. It is the first ABS collection of this industry.


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ROUNDING

Where figures have been rounded discrepancies may occur between the sum of component items and the total


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SUMMARY OF FINDINGS


INTRODUCTION

This publication presents results in respect of the 2000-01 financial year from an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) census of businesses involved in the business events venues industry.

For the purposes of this census, the business events venues industry has been defined as businesses and establishments which provided space to stage business events for 500 or more delegates. These business events included conferences, conventions, exhibitions and other business meetings of a commercial, financial, technological or scientific nature. As such, venues which mainly held social and entertainment events were excluded.

The types of businesses in the census included convention and exhibition centres and large venues of businesses in the accommodation, casino and other such industries. The scope and the frame of the census were developed with the assistance of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA).


SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY

At the end of June 2001, there were 121 businesses within the scope of the business events venues industry as described above. Of the 121 businesses, 13 were convention/exhibition businesses and 108 were businesses with other business events venues, such as accommodation, casinos and showground businesses. The 13 convention/exhibition businesses contributed 30% to industry employment and 26% to industry income.

The 121 businesses in the industry contained 1,495 lettable rooms with event floor space of 657,011 square metres at the end of June 2001. During 2000-01, 51,557 meetings and conferences and 4,227 exhibitions were conducted in the venues of these businesses.

All businesses in the census held conferences of more than 1 day duration during 2000-01. In addition, 81% of businesses held exhibitions and 45% held incentive events.


SOURCES OF INCOME

During 2000-01, the total income of the industry was $655m, with the 13 convention/exhibition businesses contributing $169m and the other business events venues generating the remaining $486m.


EXPENSES

During 2000-01, businesses in the business events venues industry had total expenses of $421m.


PERSONS WORKING

At the end of June 2001, there were 10,347 persons working in the business events venues industry, of whom 7,865 or 76% were casuals. Casuals worked a total of over 4.8 million hours during 2000-01 (2.0 million hours in convention and exhibition businesses and 2.9 million hours in other business events venues).

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