Australian Bureau of Statistics
8686.0 - Sports and Physical Recreation Services, Australia, 2004-05
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2006
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Sports membership and competition fees ($1.3 billion), sponsorship and fundraising ($0.8 billion), net industry and TAB distributions* ($0.7 billion) and admissions ($0.6 billion) were the key items of income for non-government organisations.
Expenses incurred for the same period were $8.4 billion, of which the main items were labour costs ($2.5 billion) and grants, distributions and affiliation fees ($0.9 billion).
At the end of June 2005, there were 9,256 sports and physical recreation businesses/organisations. Over half (54%) of these were 'for profit', 39% were 'not for profit', and 6% were government organisations.
The Sports and Physical Recreation Services Survey also found that during 2004-05:
Further details are in Sports and Physical Recreation Services, Australia, 2004-05 (cat. no. 8686.0).
*Industry distributions are paid by the TAB to the racing authorities/boards in each State and Territory. In turn, the racing authorities/boards pay most of these distributions to the racing clubs in their respective state.
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This page last updated 8 December 2006