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4156.0 - Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia , 2003  
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Contents >> Chapter 6.1 Expenditure by Households - Introduction >> Chapter 6.2 Expenditure by Households - Household Expenditure Survey 1998-99

EXPENDITURE BY HOUSEHOLDS




HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY 1998-99

The average weekly household expenditure on selected sports and physical recreation products during 1998-99 was $11.03. This was 1.6% of the average of $700.10 spent each week on all products (table 6.1).


About half (48.1% or $5.30 per week) of sports and physical recreation expenditure was for Sports and physical recreation services. A further 39.8% ($4.39 per week) was spent on Sports, physical recreation and camping equipment, while the remaining 12.1% ($1.33 per week) went on Sports and recreation vehicles.


The individual categories of sports and physical recreation products for which average weekly expenditure was highest were Sports facility hire charges at $2.07; Swimming pools at $1.29; and Boats, their parts and accessories at $1.21.


Of the total expenditure by Australian households in 1998-99, $4,096.4m (1.6%) was spent on selected sports and physical recreation goods and services. Of this expenditure, $1,968.3m was on Sports and physical recreation services; $1,630.4m on Sports, physical recreation and camping equipment; and $493.9m on Sports and recreation vehicles.

6.1 EXPENDITURE ON SELECTED SPORTS AND PHYSICAL RECREATION PRODUCTS BY AUSTRALIAN HOUSEHOLDS - 1998-99

Average household expenditure
Total household expenditure
Number of households reporting expenditure(a)
$/week
$m/year
'000

Sports and recreation vehicles
Bicycles
0.12
44.6
(b)111.5
Boats, their parts and accessories
*1.21
*449.4
(c)96.9
Total
*1.33
*493.9
202.4
Sports, physical recreation and camping equipment
Camping equipment
*0.33
*122.6
59.1
Fishing equipment
0.42
156.0
251.0
Golf equipment
0.24
89.1
102.1
Sports or physical recreation footwear
1.03
382.5
246.1
Swimming pools
1.29
479.1
(b)50.7
Other sports and physical recreation equipment
1.08
401.1
360.3
Total
4.39
1 630.4
946.7
Sports and physical recreation services
Hire of sports equipment
*0.12
*44.6
65.0
Health and fitness studio charges
0.55
204.3
202.0
Sporting club subscriptions
0.96
356.5
186.8
Spectator admission fees to sport
0.73
271.1
362.3
Sports facility hire charges
2.07
768.8
1 373.7
Sports lessons
0.87
323.1
268.3
Total
5.30
1 968.3
1 931.2
Total expenditure on selected sports and physical recreation products
11.03
4 096.4
2 556.1
Total expenditure on all products(d)
700.10
260 006.4
7 121.8

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
(a) Households reporting expenditure in the two-week enumeration period unless otherwise noted.
(b) Households reporting expenditure in the 12 months prior to interview.
(c) Households reporting expenditure in the 12 months or two weeks prior to interview for different commodities within this category.
(d) This expenditure is slightly larger than that shown in the equivalent table for other leisure products (see Other leisure products). This is because it includes in-ground swimming pools. Expenditure on these is usually excluded from household expenditure on products and instead treated separately as part of capital housing costs.
Source: ABS data available on request, Household Expenditure Survey, 1998-99.


Table 6.2 presents a comparison of both average weekly and total annual expenditures on sports and physical recreation products at constant prices for 1993-94 and 1998-99. To enable this comparison, the expenditure data for 1993-94 has been converted to 1998-99 prices using the Consumer Price Index (CPI).


Overall, the average weekly expenditure remained virtually unchanged. For 1993-94 the estimate was $8.96, while for 1998-99 it was $8.91. However, this resulted from falls in some areas of expenditure being balanced by an increase in another. Expenditure on Sports, physical recreation and camping equipment at $2.28 was 17.4% lower in 1998-99 than the $2.76 recorded for 1993-94. The fall for Sports and physical recreation services was 6.4% to $5.30 from $5.66. The balancing increase came from Sports and recreation vehicles which rose 141.8% to $1.33 from $0.55.


Despite average weekly household expenditure on sports and physical recreation products being virtually unchanged from 1993-94 to 1998-99, the total annual expenditure on these products by all households rose 7.0% from $3,091.1m to $3,309.0m. This increase came about because of a 7.6% rise in the number of households in Australia (from 6.6m in 1993-94 to 7.1m in 1998-99). By comparison, there was a 13.3% increase in total annual expenditure on all products over this period from $229,178.8m to $259,586.7m.

6.2 EXPENDITURE ON SELECTED SPORTS AND PHYSICAL RECREATION PRODUCTS, At constant prices(a) - 1993-94 and 1998-99

AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE
TOTAL HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE
1993-94
1998-99
1993-94
1998-99
$/week
$/week
$m/year
$m/year

Sports and recreation vehicles
*0.55
*1.33
*188.2
*493.9
Sports, physical recreation and camping equipment(b)(c)
2.76
2.28
951.1
846.8
Sports and physical recreation services
5.66
5.30
1 951.8
1 968.3
Total expenditure on selected sports and physical recreation products(b)(c)
8.96
8.91
3 091.1
3 309.0
Total expenditure on all products(d)
664.28
698.97
229 178.8
259 586.7

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
(a) At 1998-99 prices.
(b) Excludes sports and leisure footwear because it was part of the general footwear expenditure item for 1993-94. However, specialist sports shoes are included.
(c) Excludes swimming pools because in-ground swimming pools were not included in the CPI in 1993-94.
(d) Excludes in-ground swimming pools because they were not included in the CPI in 1993-94. However, above-ground swimming pools are included in this total.
Source: ABS data available on request, Household Expenditure Survey, 1993-94 and 1998-99.


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