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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/02/2006   
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An estimated 37.8% (129,400) of Tasmanians aged 18 years and over had visited a Tasmanian pub, club or casino to use electronic gaming machines in the 12 months ended October 2000.

Tasmanians living in the Northern Region had the highest attendance rate for visits to Tasmanian pubs, clubs and casinos to use electronic gaming machines, with 39.8% doing so on at least one occasion during this period. An estimated 39.0% from the Mersey-Lyell Region and 36.1% from the Greater Hobart-Southern Region attended a pub, club or casino to use electronic gaming machines.

These rates represent 60,300 persons from the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, 39,000 from the Northern Region and 30,100 from the Mersey-Lyell Region.


VISITS TO PUBS, CLUBS AND CASINOS TO USE ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINES, Tasmanian regions(a) - 2000(b)

Unit
Greater Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

Frequency of attendance
1-4 times
'000
34.4
22.6
18.8
75.8
5-9 times
'000
10.0
5.7
5.3
21.1
10-19 times
'000
8.0
5.5
*1.8
15.4
20-39 times
'000
4.2
3.4
3.1
10.8
40 or more times
'000
3.6
*1.7
*1.1
6.4

Total attendance

'000

60.3

39.0

30.1

129.4
Attendance rate
%
36.1
*39.8
*39.0
37.8
Total persons
'000
166.8
98.1
77.3
342.2

*estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution. Data is subject to sampling variability too high for most practical purposes.
(a) Refers to persons aged 18 years and over.
(b) Period relates to the 12 months ending October 2000.

Source: Leisure and Cultural Participation, Tasmania (cat. no. 4904.6).


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