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.