BUILDING APPROVALS FOR SPORTS AND PHYSICAL RECREATION BUILDINGS
The total value of work approved for sports and physical recreation buildings during 2000-01 was $418.8m, over three quarters of which was for buildings owned by the private sector. New buildings accounted for 35.2% ($112.3m) of private sector work approved, whereas the percentage contribution they made to work approved for the public sector was higher at 66.6% ($66.1m). Overall, 42.6% ($178.3m) of the total value of work approved was for new buildings.
The total value of $418.8m includes $150.6m from building jobs identified as being for sports clubs. It is likely that many of these clubs, although associated with sports, get most of their income from providing hospitality (e.g. drinks and meals for consumption on the premises). Clubs associated with sports, but predominantly engaged in providing hospitality, are classified as hospitality clubs within the Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications (ACLC). The details available from building approvals data for individual building jobs are not sufficient to enable hospitality oriented sports clubs to be separated from the rest.
Most of the value of approved work was for building jobs located in the larger states. Between them, New South Wales and Victoria accounted for just over two thirds ($280.1m) of the Australian total. At the other end of the scale, the combined value of approved work in South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory came to $32.7m which was less than the $51.1m approved in fourth-placed Western Australia.
Although private sector work ($319.4m) made up 76.3% of the total value of work approved for Australia as a whole ($418.8m), there were considerable differences in the ratio of private to public sector work among the individual states and territories. For each of the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland over 90% of the total value was contributed by the private sector. On the other hand, the private sector contribution to the value of work approved in Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory was less than 25% in each case. In Victoria there was a more even division between the private and public sectors, with private sector jobs accounting for 62.0% of building work approved.
8.1 BUILDING APPROVALS, Sports and physical recreation buildings - 2000-01
SECTOR OF OWNERSHIP
TYPE OF WORK
|Alterations and additions |
|Fitouts and refurbishments |
STATE OR TERRITORY OF LOCATION
|New South Wales |
|South Australia |
|Western Australia |
|Northern Territory |
|Australian Capital Territory |
|- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells) |
|Source: ABS data available on request, Building Approvals Collection. |