Australian Bureau of Statistics
8687.0 - Clubs, Pubs, Taverns and Bars, Australia, 2000-01
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/06/2002
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Over $15 billion income for Australia's clubs and pubs: ABS
The combined total income for Australia's pubs, taverns, bars and hospitality clubs was $15,304 million in 2000-01 according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Pubs, taverns and bars contributed to over half of this combined income ($9,007 million).
Pubs, taverns and bars industry
Just under two-thirds (63%) of the pubs, tavern and bar industry's total income ($9,007 million) was gained from the sale of liquor and other beverages ($5,682 million). Gambling contributed to just under a quarter (24%) or $2,121 million of total income. In 1997-98, the contribution of these items was 71% and 16% respectively.
Other findings for the pubs taverns and bars industry were:
Hospitality clubs industry
Total income for the hospitality clubs industry in 2000-01 was $6,297 million. This included $3,835 million from gambling, $1,407 million from the sale of liquor and other beverages, and $547 million from meals and food sales.
Gambling income and takings from sale of meals and foods increased by 24% and 16% respectively since 1997-98, however income from sale of liquor and other beverages decreased by 6% over the same period.
The total expenses of the industry were $5,925 million in 2000-01. Major expense items were labour costs of $1,777 million and poker/gaming machine and other gambling taxes and levies of $771 million.
Other main findings for the hospitality clubs industry at the end of June 2001 were:
Further details are in Clubs, Pubs, Taverns and Bars, Australia, 2000-01 (cat. no. 8687.0).
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