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4156.0 - Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia , 2006 Edition 2  
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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 2003-04

The average weekly household expenditure on selected sports and physical recreation products during 2003-04 was $15.70. This was 1.8% of the average of $886.63 spent each week on all products (table 6.1).


Almost half (48.2% or $7.57 per week) of sports and physical recreation expenditure was for Sports, physical recreation and camping equipment. A further 44.7% ($7.02 per week) was spent on Sports and physical recreation services, while the remaining 7.1% ($1.11 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 Swimming pools at $3.41, Sports facility hire charges at $2.30, and Other sports and physical recreation equipment at $2.03.


Of the total expenditure by Australian households in 2003-04, $6,332.5m (1.8%) was spent on selected sports and physical recreation goods and services. Of this expenditure, $3,053.3m went on Sports, physical recreation and camping equipment, $2,831.5m on Sports and physical recreation services, and $447.7m on Sports and recreation vehicles.

6.1 EXPENDITURE ON SELECTED SPORTS AND PHYSICAL RECREATION PRODUCTS BY AUSTRALIAN HOUSEHOLDS - 2003-04

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

Sports and recreation vehicles
Bicycles
*0.13
*52.4
(b)61.1
Boats, their parts and accessories
0.98
395.3
(c)51.8
Total
1.11
447.7
112.9
Sports, physical recreation and camping equipment
Camping equipment
0.33
133.1
72.6
Fishing equipment
0.46
185.5
178.3
Golf equipment
0.20
80.7
82.2
Sports or physical recreation footwear
1.14
459.8
228.0
Swimming pools
3.41
1 375.4
(b)86.7
Other sports and physical recreation equipment
2.03
818.8
441.1
Total
7.57
3 053.3
978.4
Sports and physical recreation services
Hire of sports equipment
*0.06
*24.2
33.8
Health and fitness studio charges
1.44
580.8
332.2
Sporting club subscriptions
1.04
419.5
236.1
Spectator admission fees to sport
0.73
294.4
278.6
Sports facility hire charges
2.30
927.7
1 225.1
Sports lessons
1.05
423.5
294.3
Physical recreation charges n.e.c.(d)
0.40
161.3
444.9
Total
7.02
2 831.5
2 169.2
Total expenditure on selected sports and physical recreation products
15.70
6 332.5
2 717.7
Total expenditure on all products
886.63
357 617.4
7 735.8

* 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 twelve months prior to interview.
(c) Households reporting expenditure in the twelve months or two weeks prior to interview for different commodities within this category.
(d) This is a new expenditure category for 2003-04 and includes charges for horse riding, ice-skating, snooker and related games, swimming pool admission, parasailing and skydiving. For 1998-99 these were all included in an expenditure category which was predominantly out of scope of sports and physical recreation.
Source: ABS data available on request, Household Expenditure Survey, 2003-04.


Table 6.2 presents a comparison of both average weekly and total annual expenditures on sports and physical recreation products at constant prices for 1998-99 and 2003-04. To enable this comparison, the expenditure data for 1998-99 has been converted to 2003-04 prices using the Consumer Price Index (CPI).


Overall, the average weekly expenditure on sports and physical recreation products increased by 18.8% from $12.88 in 1998-99 to $15.30 in 2003-04. However, this was the result of falls in some areas of expenditure being more than balanced by an increase in another. Expenditure on Sports and physical recreation services at $6.62 was 7.2% lower in 2003-04 than the $7.13 recorded for 1998-99. The fall for Sports and recreation vehicles was 7.5% to $1.11 from $1.20. These falls were more than counteracted by the increase in expenditure on Sports, physical recreation and camping equipment which rose 66.4% to $7.57 from $4.55.


Total annual expenditure on sports and physical recreation products by all households also increased between 1998-99 and 2003-04, rising by 29.0% from $4,784.9m to $6,171.2m. This happened partly because of the increase in average weekly expenditure on those items, and partly because of an 8.6% rise in the number of households in Australia - from 7.1m in 1998-99 to 7.7m in 2003-04. The increase in total annual expenditure on all products over this period was 16.7% from $306,329.4m to $357,617.4m.

6.2 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE ON SELECTED SPORTS AND PHYSICAL RECREATION PRODUCTS: At constant prices(a) - 1998-99 and 2003-04

AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE
TOTAL HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE
1998-99
2003-04
1998-99
2003-04
$/week
$/week
$m/year
$m/year

Sports and recreation vehicles
*1.20
1.11
*447.3
447.7
Sports, physical recreation and camping equipment(b)
4.55
7.57
1 688.3
3 053.3
Sports and physical recreation services(c)(d)
7.13
6.62
2 649.3
2 670.1
Total expenditure on selected sports and physical recreation products(d)
12.88
15.30
4 784.9
6 171.2
Total expenditure on all products
824.83
886.63
306 329.4
357 617.4

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
(a) At 2003-04 prices.
(b) In addition to the products included for 1998-99, for 2003-04 this expenditure category includes skipping ropes, roller blades, roller skates, skateboards and toboggans. For 1998-99 these were all included in an expenditure category predominantly out of scope of sports and physical recreation.
(c) In addition to the products included for 1998-99, for 2003-04 this expenditure category includes tenpin bowling parties. For 1998-99 these were included in an expenditure category predominantly out of scope of sports and physical recreation.
(d) Excludes Physical recreation charges n.e.c. because this expenditure category did not exist at the time of the 1998-99 Household Expenditure Survey. For the 1998-99 survey, the component products of Physical recreation charges n.e.c. were included in an expenditure category predominantly out of scope of sports and physical recreation.
Source: ABS data available on request, Household Expenditure Survey, 1998-99 and 2003-04.



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