Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
4156.0 - Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia , 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/03/2006   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product  
Contents >> Chapter 13.1 Other Leisure Industries - Introduction >> Chapter 13.5 Other Leisure Industries - Wholesale Industry Survey 1998-99



OTHER LEISURE INDUSTRIES


WHOLESALE INDUSTRY SURVEY 1998-99

The ACLC Industry Classification includes the classes 342 for Sports and physical recreation goods wholesaling, and 482 for Other culture and leisure goods wholesaling. It would be ideal for data to be separately available for both classes. However, the 1998-99 Wholesale Industry Survey used ANZSIC to classify industry. The only ANZSIC class which corresponds closely in scope to ACLC classes 342 and 482 is 4793 Toy and sporting good wholesaling. The scope of this ANZSIC class is wholly contained within, but much narrower than, the combined scope of the two ACLC classes.


In 1998-99, the total income of toy and sporting good wholesalers was $1,339.1m of which 95.8% ($1,282.2m) was contributed by wholesale sales. Total expenses came to $1,299.1m. Of this figure, almost two thirds ($851.0m) went on purchases while labour costs accounted for a further 12.0% ($155.7m). The contribution of wages and salaries to labour costs was $132.7m (85.2%).


At the end of June 1999, there were 4,173 persons employed by toy and sporting good wholesalers. Of the total employment, 82.8% (3,455 persons) were full-time and 59.5% (2,483 persons) were male. The equivalent percentages applying for the wholesale trade industry in total were 83.6% for full-time workers and 68.4% for males.

13.4 TOY AND SPORTING GOOD WHOLESALERS - 1998-99

Value

Businesses at end of June no.
825
Employment at end of June
Full-time(a) no.
3 455
Part-time no.
718
Males no.
2 483
Females no.
1 690
Total no.
4 173
Income
Wholesale sales $m
1 282.2
Other income $m
*56.9
Total $m
1 339.1
Expenses
Labour costs
Wages and salaries $m
132.7
Other labour costs $m
23.0
Total $m
155.7
Purchases $m
851.0
Other expenses $m
292.4
Total $m
1 299.1
Operating profit before tax $m
**33.4
Operating profit margin %
2.5

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
(a) Includes working proprietors and partners.
Source: Wholesale Industry, 1998-99 (cat.no.8638.0).


Previous PageNext Page


Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window


Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.