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4156.0 - Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia , 2003  
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Contents >> Chapter 13.1 Other Leisure Industries - Introduction >> Chapter 13.3 Other Leisure Industries - Hospitality Clubs



OTHER LEISURE INDUSTRIES




HOSPITALITY CLUBS

Hospitality clubs can include community clubs, workingmen's clubs, ethnic clubs and those sports or physical recreation clubs which generate more income from hospitality services than they do from sports services.


At the end of June 2001, there were 2,911 Hospitality club organisations operating 112,127 gaming machines and employing 64,990 persons. Of these organisations, 1,513 (52.0%) were Sports hospitality clubs. That is, clubs which obtained the largest portion of their income from the provision of hospitality services, but identified themselves in the survey as being sports or physical recreation clubs. These clubs operated 36,970 gaming machines (33.0%) and employed 23,530 persons (36.2%). The fact that over half of Hospitality clubs were associated with sports but accounted for only around a third of employment and gaming machines suggests that, on average, they were smaller operations than the clubs not associated with sports. This is further evidenced by the figures for income, expenses and profits which all show the larger share being contributed by the non-sports clubs.


The total income of Hospitality clubs during 2000-01 was $6,297.1m of which $2,010.3m (31.9%) was generated by the sports clubs. Over half (54.1%) the income of Sports hospitality clubs was derived from gambling ($1087.7m). A further $546.7m (27.2%) came from Sales of liquor and other beverages. The main income sources which were directly related to sports were Casual playing fees, which provided $41.2m, and the Membership fees of sports participants and players which amounted to $38.4m.


Sports hospitality clubs had total expenses of $1,895.8m which was 32.0% of the $5,924.6m incurred by all Hospitality clubs. Labour costs contributed $574.2m to the expenses of Sports hospitality clubs (30.3%) while purchases accounted for a further $356.9m (18.8%).


The operating surplus before tax of Sports hospitality clubs was $114.1m. This was 30.5% of the overall surplus of $374.4m achieved by all Hospitality clubs.


The 23,530 persons employed by Sports hospitality clubs were fairly evenly split between males and females, and between permanent and casual. Female employment of 11,965 was 50.8% of the total, and casual employment of 12,015 was 51.1%.

13.2 HOSPITALITY CLUBS - 2000-01

Sports hospitality
clubs(a)
Other hospitality
clubs
Total

Organisations at end June no.
1 513
1 398
2 911
Poker/gaming machines in use at end June no.
36 970
75 157
112 127
Employment at end June
Permanent no.
11 515
22 505
34 020
Casual no.
12 015
18 955
30 970
Males no.
11 564
18 744
30 309
Females no.
11 965
22 716
34 681
Total no.
23 530
41 460
64 990
Income
Gambling income $m
1 087.7
2 747.5
3 835.2
Sales of liquor and other beverages $m
546.7
860.2
1 406.9
Sales of meals and other food $m
153.2
393.4
546.6
Membership fees
Sports participants and players $m
38.4
8.9
47.3
Other membership fees $m
19.2
60.4
79.6
Total $m
57.7
69.2
126.9
Casual playing fees $m
41.2
16.4
57.6
Spectator admissions
To sporting events $m
3.1
*0.2
3.3
To other events $m
1.4
9.1
10.5
Total $m
4.5
9.3
13.8
Rent, leasing and hiring income
Sporting venues and facilities $m
*6.0
5.5
11.6
Other $m
7.2
24.9
32.1
Total $m
13.3
30.4
43.7
Other income $m
106.0
160.4
266.4
Total $m
2 010.3
4 286.8
6 297.1
Expenses
Labour costs
Wages and salaries $m
509.2
1 046.7
1 555.9
Other labour costs $m
65.0
156.1
221.0
Total $m
574.2
1 202.8
1 777.0
Poker/gaming machine and other gambling taxes and levies $m
207.9
562.9
770.7
Purchases $m
356.9
641.1
998.0
Other expenses $m
756.8
1 622.1
2 378.9
Total $m
1 895.8
4 028.9
5 924.6
Operating surplus before tax $m
114.1
260.3
374.4

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
(a) Clubs which obtained the majority of their income from providing hospitality (e.g. bar, restaurant and gambling income) but identified themselves as sports clubs.
Source: ABS data available on request, Clubs, Pubs, Taverns and Bars, 2000-01.


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