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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 13.2 Other Leisure Industries - Amusement Industries



OTHER LEISURE INDUSTRIES




AMUSEMENT INDUSTRIES

The total income of the amusement industries for 2000-01 was $424.1m, of which $287.2m (67.7%) was generated by Amusement and theme parks, and the remainder by Amusement arcades, centres and other operations. Takings from admissions and rides contributed $161.5m (56.2%) to the income of Amusement and theme parks, while Sales of food and beverages provided another $51.5m (17.9%). The total number of visits to Amusement and theme parks during 2000-01 was 8.9 million and there were 30 parks in operation at June 30 2001.


For Amusement arcades, centres and other operations the main source of income was takings from coin-operated amusement machines. This source contributed $72.6m (53.0%) to their overall income of $136.9m. Another $42.1m (30.8%) came from takings from admissions and playing fees. At June 30 2001, there were 288 of these businesses operating from 384 locations.


Labour costs contributed $118.3m (37.8%) to the total expenses of $312.8m incurred by Amusement and theme parks. For Amusement arcades, centres and other operations, the labour cost share of the $136.0m in total expenses was $41.0m (30.2%).


Overall, 2000-01 was not a profitable year for the amusement industries. This was particularly so for Amusement and theme parks. Although Amusement arcades, centres and other operations managed to just break even, Amusement and theme parks lost $26.7m.


At 30 June 2001, the majority of the amusement industry workforce was employed on a casual basis. For Amusement and theme parks the casual workforce of 2,243 persons was 54.0% of the total of 4,150. For Amusement arcades, centres and other operations; the proportion of casual employees was even larger, with 60.8% (1,698) of the workforce of 2,793 persons being employed casually.


Amusement and theme parks employed more females than males. The female employment of 2,183 was 52.6% of the total. For Amusement arcades, centres and other operations; male employment was larger. The 1,493 males employed accounted for 53.5% of all employment.

13.1 AMUSEMENT INDUSTRIES - 2000-01

Amusement and
theme parks
Amusement
arcades,
centres and
other operations
Total

Businesses at end June no.
(a)30
288
318
Employment at end June
Permanent(b) no.
1 907
1 095
3 002
Casual no.
2 243
1 698
3 941
Males no.
1 967
1 493
3 460
Females no.
2 183
1 300
3 483
Total no.
4 150
2 793
6 943
Income
Takings from admissions, rides and playing fees $m
161.5
42.1
203.6
Takings from coin-operated amusement machines $m
na
72.6
72.6
Takings from sales of food and beverages $m
51.5
10.4
61.9
Other income $m
74.2
11.8
86.0
Total $m
287.2
136.9
424.1
Expenses
Labour costs
Wages and salaries $m
101.0
36.2
137.2
Other labour costs $m
17.3
4.8
22.1
Total $m
118.3
41.0
159.3
Purchases $m
40.6
15.1
55.7
Other expenses $m
153.8
79.9
233.7
Total $m
312.8
136.0
448.8
Operating profit before tax $m
-26.7
**0.1
-26.6

** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
na not available
(a) This is the number of individual parks.
(b) Includes working proprietors and partners.
Source: Selected Amusement and Leisure Industries, Australia, 2000-01 (cat. no. 8688.0).


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