OTHER LEISURE INDUSTRIES
The purpose of this chapter is to present information about businesses operating in Other Leisure Industries. These industries are part of Division 4 - Other culture and leisure - of the Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications (ACLC).
Division 4 consists of eight industry groups, four of which are relevant to Other Leisure. These are Group 41 Gambling, Group 42 Amusement industries, Group 43 Hospitality and Group 48 Other culture and leisure goods manufacturing and sales. Each of these groups consists of a number of industry classes. For Group 43, it is only Class 433 Hospitality clubs for which information is presented. Information about Group 41 was presented in Gambling.
Amusement industries consist of business units mainly engaged in providing recreation and entertainment services in the form of amusement parks, arcades and centres; and other amusement activities. Information about these units has been obtained from the 2000-01 Service Industries Survey. For Amusement and theme parks (ACLC Class 421) data were collected from all such parks which operated on a commercial basis from a permanently fixed site with multiple rides and attractions and had over 50,000 visits for the year. For Amusement arcades and centres and other amusement operations (ACLC Class 422) the survey included amusement machine centres, indoor play centres, mini-golf centres, go-kart venues and similar operations.
Hospitality clubs are organisations which provide members with facilities for eating, drinking and socialising. In addition, they may also provide gambling facilities. The 2000-01 Service Industries Survey is the source of information about these organisations also.
For Group 48, some information about retailers of other leisure goods (Class 483) has been obtained from the 1998-99 Retail Industry Survey. Information about manufacturers and wholesalers of other leisure goods (Classes 481 and 482) is only available in combination with information about manufacturers and wholesalers of sports and physical recreation goods. The combined information (from the 2000-01 Manufacturing Industry Survey and 1998-99 Wholesale Industry Survey) is presented in this chapter.