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4902.0 - Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications, 2001  
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4 Other Culture and Leisure

    45 Community and Social Organisations
      451 Interest Clubs and Groups
      452 Religious Organisations


GROUP DEFINITION

Group 45 Community and Social Organisations consists of units mainly engaged in promoting a range of community, social, hobby and other sectional interests. It also includes religious organisations.


CLASS 451 INTEREST CLUBS AND GROUPS

Definition

This class consists of units mainly engaged in providing leisure activities where the focus is on a common interest. Examples are animal breeding and showing clubs; collectors' clubs; community service clubs; and associations, leagues or clubs providing an opportunity to play or compete in board, card and strategy games. This class also includes youth development groups and organisations which manage festivals and fairs not included elsewhere in the classification.

Exclusions / References

Units mainly engaged in

(a) operating historical societies or National Trust organisations, which maintain a collection of artefacts and/or original objects, are included in Class 112 Other Museums;

(b) operating film or video festivals are included in Class 265 Motion Picture Exhibition;

(c) operating other arts festivals are included in Class 279 Arts n.e.c.;

(d) organising games mainly involving physical activity are included in Class 322 Other Sports and Physical Recreation Venues, Grounds and Facilities or Class 332 Sports and Physical Recreation Clubs, Teams and Sports Professionals;

(e) operating hospitality clubs for members are included in Class 433 Hospitality Clubs;

(f) representing groups or individuals in the culture and leisure sectors through a business, professional or labour association are included in Class 464 Culture and Leisure Business, Professional and Labour Associations; and

(g) operating political parties, automobile associations, societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, accident prevention associations and emergency services are out of scope of the classification.

Primary Activities

Agricultural fair, show or field day operation

Animal breeding and showing association or club operation

Board, card or strategy game association, league or club operation

Book club operation

Bridge or chess club operation

Car club operation, mainly not involved in racing

Club (common interest) operation

Collectors' club operation

Community festival operation

Community service club operation

Craft club operation

Friends group operation (e.g. providing fundraising and other services to culture and leisure organisations)

Historical society operation (not managing a museum or maintaining a collection of artefacts or museum objects)

Senior citizens club operation

Youth development group operation


CLASS 452 RELIGIOUS ORGANISATIONS

Definition

This class consists of units mainly engaged in operating religious organisations for worship or for the promotion of religious activities.

Exclusions / References

Units mainly engaged in providing education or operating hospitals, charitable homes, etc. are out of scope of the classification.

Primary Activities

Bible society operation (except units mainly engaged in the provision of goods or services which are primary to other industries)

Church operation

Convent operation

Diocesan registry operation

Missionary society operation (except units mainly engaged in the provision of goods or services which are primary to other industries)

Monastery operation

Mosque operation

Religious organisation operation (except units mainly engaged in the provision of goods or services which are primary to other industries)

Synagogue operation

Temple (religious) operation


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