QUALITY DECLARATION - SUMMARY
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This publication presents information about the value of sport and physical recreation in Australian from a variety of ABS data sources. The main users of these data are expected to be government agencies and various community groups with an interest in sport and physical recreation activities. The publication is used to highlight economic data on sport and physical recreation collected by the ABS.
The Value of Sport, Australia publication is, at this stage, a one off product bringing together all currently available ABS economic data on sport and physical recreation.
ABS data included in this publication are subject to non-sampling error and sampling error. Non-sampling errors are inaccuracies that occur because of imperfections in reporting by respondents, and errors made in coding and processing data. These inaccuracies may occur in any enumeration, whether it be a full count or a sample. Every effort is made to reduce non-sampling error by careful design and testing of survey forms and thorough editing and quality control procedures. Sampling error occurs because a sample, rather than the entire population, is surveyed. One measure of the likely difference resulting from not including all dwellings in the survey is given by the standard error. Where applicable measures of the relative standard error are indicated in this publication.
A wide variety of ABS data sources are referred to throughout this publication. As the methodology used in each of these surveys may differ, care should be taken when comparing results from these surveys. Where there are inconsistencies or differences between the data collections, these have been highlighted in the text.
Value of Sport, Australia is accessible through the ABS website.
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