OTHER LEISURE INDUSTRIES
RETAIL INDUSTRY SURVEY 1998-99
The ACLC Industry Classification includes the class 483 for Other culture and leisure goods retailing n.e.c. Because the 1998-99 Retail Industry Survey used ANZSIC to classify industry, data is not available for the full scope of the class 483 as defined in the ACLC. What is available is data for the ANZSIC classes which correspond most closely in scope to ACLC class 483. These ANZSIC classes are 5242 Toy and game retailing and 5313 Trailer and caravan dealing. The scope of the former is wholly contained within the scope of ACLC class 483. However, the scope of the latter includes dealing in trailers used for non-recreation purposes which falls outside the scope of the ACLC altogether. There are also some primary activities in scope of ACLC class 483 which fall outside the scope of ANZSIC classes 5242 and 5313. An example is the retailing of electronic game consoles.
The total income of Toy and game retailers for 1998-99 was $563.5m. Retail sales contributed 98.0% ($552.4m) of this figure. For Trailer and caravan dealers, retail sales contributed 91.0% ($343.4m) to the total income figure of $377.5m. Total expenses for Toy and game retailers were $570.1m of which $363.3m (63.7%) went on purchases and $65.4m (11.5%) on labour costs. Wages and salaries made up 89.8% ($58.7m) of labour costs. Trailer and caravan dealers had total expenses of $367.0m. Purchases accounted for $301.0m (82.0%) of this while the labour cost component was $30.6m (8.3%). The contribution of wages and salaries to labour costs was 84.6% ($25.9m). Trailer and caravan dealers achieved an operating profit margin of 3.6%. However, Toy and game retailers recorded an overall loss. This resulted in an operating profit margin of -1.3%.
The number of persons employed by Toy and game retailers at the end of June 1999 was 4,828 of which 2,942 (60.9%) were part-time and 3,011 (62.4%) female. For the retail industry as a whole, part-time employment was 54.3% of the total while female employment was 54.2%. Employment by Trailer and caravan dealers, on the other hand, was dominated by full-timers and males. Of 1,105 persons employed at the end of June 1999, 844 (76.4%) were full-time and 836 (75.7%) were male.