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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 6.3 Expenditure by Households - Population Survey Monitor 1996-97

EXPENDITURE BY HOUSEHOLDS




POPULATION SURVEY MONITOR 1996-97

From data collected as part of the 1996-97 PSM, it was estimated that the total cost of participation in organised sports and physical activities during that year was $2,762.6m at an average of $693 per participant ($13.33 per week). At $813.9m, Clothing and equipment was the expense category contributing the most (29.5%) to the total cost. The categories Weekly fees, Membership, and Transport each accounted for about another 20% of this total.


The average cost per participant for individual sports ranged from $129 for carpet bowls to $1,787 for motor sports. Other relatively inexpensive activities included touch football ($153), darts ($158), softball ($202) and rugby league ($205). Other more expensive activities were horse riding ($1,405), water skiing/powerboating ($1,277), air sports (e.g. parachuting and hang-gliding) ($1,259)and scuba diving ($1,253).

6.3 EXPENDITURE ON SELECTED ORGANISED SPORTS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES - 1996-97

Membership
Transport
Clothing and
equipment
Weekly
fees
Other
Total
expenditure
Average per
participant
Sports and physical activities
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$

Aerobics
114.5
41.9
38.8
34.7
7.3
237.1
419
Air sports
10.1
7.0
12.0
11.6
16.6
57.3
1 259
Athletics, track and field
2.0
2.4
5.2
0.7
1.4
11.7
235
Australian Rules football
6.5
16.8
16.1
3.9
5.2
48.5
323
Badminton
1.1
1.4
1.8
4.3
0.9
9.4
229
Baseball
5.9
6.8
5.5
1.8
2.2
22.2
490
Basketball
10.9
22.4
21.4
34.2
6.1
95.0
381
Billiards/snooker/pool
1.8
2.7
1.4
2.7
0.1
8.6
239
Canoeing/kayaking
1.6
4.4
4.8
0.6
0.8
12.2
419
Carpet bowls
0.4
1.5
0.8
2.6
0.2
5.6
129
Cricket (indoor)
2.5
3.1
2.7
17.1
0.9
26.3
281
Cricket (outdoor)
9.8
11.4
21.6
9.3
1.1
53.2
286
Cycling
2.6
7.8
49.0
2.6
3.4
65.4
796
Dancing
3.1
11.6
9.8
23.0
1.1
48.5
554
Darts
0.7
2.1
0.9
2.2
0.1
5.9
158
Fishing
2.7
27.2
49.3
0.6
10.2
90.1
741
Golf
152.8
41.2
120.6
93.7
21.6
429.8
955
Hockey (outdoor)
6.1
3.9
7.7
3.5
1.1
22.3
323
Horse riding
4.9
30.4
36.7
12.2
46.8
131.0
1 405
Ice/snow sports
4.9
14.2
11.8
8.2
8.3
47.4
924
Lawn bowls
16.2
19.3
25.7
34.0
6.4
101.7
374
Martial arts
17.1
10.0
8.5
19.3
6.3
61.1
370
Motor sports
11.1
32.9
60.6
12.0
66.1
182.6
1 787
Netball
13.5
32.9
17.7
38.2
23.4
125.8
386
Rugby League
2.5
2.7
6.1
2.4
1.7
15.3
205
Rugby Union
1.4
4.3
3.6
0.6
2.5
12.5
275
Sailing
12.0
8.2
38.9
3.9
6.1
69.2
940
Scuba diving
3.1
3.0
23.5
2.7
2.2
34.5
1 253
Shooting sports
12.7
20.6
41.2
11.9
7.3
93.6
995
Soccer (outdoor)
8.1
13.5
13.6
6.1
8.6
49.9
325
Softball
2.5
2.1
2.0
0.9
1.0
8.6
202
Squash/racquet ball
8.1
9.0
12.3
23.4
2.1
55.0
481
Surf sports
1.0
5.0
9.6
0.2
0.5
16.1
434
Swimming
11.1
15.8
10.2
21.0
8.4
66.4
259
Tennis
20.0
22.1
32.0
37.5
8.3
120.0
314
Tenpin bowling
2.7
7.9
4.8
50.3
1.2
66.9
416
Touch football
6.4
5.6
4.9
3.3
1.4
21.6
153
Volleyball
3.2
5.8
4.7
10.3
6.1
30.0
320
Walking
1.1
4.6
6.9
1.1
0.9
14.7
355
Waterskiing/powerboating
4.2
3.7
26.8
1.3
5.6
41.6
1 277
Weight-lifting
15.7
5.7
2.7
1.3
1.4
26.8
458
All activities(a)
537.6
526.8
813.9
570.4
313.9
2 762.6
693

(a) Includes activities not listed.
Source: Participation in Sport and Physical Activities, Australia, 1996-97 (cat. no. 4177.0).


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