OTHER LEISURE PRODUCTS
The purpose of this chapter is to present information about the manufacture of, trade in, supply of, demand for, and household expenditure on other leisure products. It also presents information about building approvals for work on other leisure buildings. The term 'products' encompasses both goods - such as a deck of playing cards or a model train - and services - such as a sightseeing tour or services provided by a licensed club.
The latest information about the manufacture of other leisure products has been obtained from the 2000-01 Manufacturing Industry Survey. However, for wholesaling and retailing, data is collected less frequently and the latest available is from the Wholesale Industry Survey and Retail Industry Survey conducted in respect of 1998-99. The information about exports and imports has been obtained from FASTTRACCS, an ABS product which provides electronic delivery of international trade statistics sourced from customs records. Supply and demand data comes from the ABS Australian National Accounts Input-Output Tables, while the source of information about household expenditure on other leisure products was the Household Expenditure Survey. The monthly Building Approvals collection was the source of information about the value of building work approved for other leisure buildings during 2000-01.
The products selected from each of these data sources for inclusion in the tables presented in this chapter are those which most closely align with one or more other leisure product classes as defined in the Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications (ACLC) Product Classification. The ACLC Product Classification lists all classes of products which the ABS defines as pertaining to culture and leisure. A subset of these are defined as pertaining to other leisure.
Some other leisure products could not be included in some of the tables because, for the relevant data source, they were part of a larger product category which was predominantly out of scope of the ACLC Product Classification. Conversely, some out-of-scope products are included in the tables because they were part of a product category which was predominantly in scope. In addition, there are instances of a product category having significance for sports and physical recreation products as well as other leisure products. In these cases, the category has been included in not only the other leisure products table(s) in this chapter, but also in the equivalent table(s) for sports and physical recreation products in Products.