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4156.0 - Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia , 2003  
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Contents >> Chapter 12.1 Gambling - Introduction >> Chapter 12.3 Gambling - Census of Population and Housing

GAMBLING


CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING

The 2001 Census found that there were 11,204 persons who identified their main job as working in a gambling occupation. This was 5.1% lower than in 1996 when 11,805 persons identified their main job in this way.


The gender breakdown of workers in gambling occupations was slightly more even in 2001 than in 1996. In 2001, females made up 53.3% of these workers, down from 55.9% in 1996.


For both years the gambling occupations with the most persons were Gaming dealer and Betting agency counter clerk. In 2001, 35.8% (4,011) were Gaming dealers and a further 18.0% (2,016) were Betting agency counter clerks.

12.4 EMPLOYMENT IN GAMBLING OCCUPATIONS, By sex - 1996 and 2001

1996 CENSUS
2001 CENSUS
Occupation
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons

Bookmaker
368
36
404
271
37
308
Betting agency branch manager
708
1 305
2 013
419
825
1 244
Gaming workers n.f.d.
46
38
84
81
88
169
Gaming pit boss
327
273
600
190
82
272
Gaming table supervisor
631
489
1 120
947
875
1 822
Gaming dealer
2 228
1 946
4 174
2 373
1 638
4 011
Betting clerks n.f.d.
-
4
4
14
27
41
Betting agency counter clerk
466
1 760
2 226
612
1 404
2 016
Telephone betting clerk
54
359
413
107
655
762
Bookmaker's clerk
287
48
335
151
53
204
Betting clerks n.e.c.
92
340
432
64
291
355
Total gambling occupations
5 207
6 598
11 805
5 229
5 975
11 204
Total employment
4 272 051
3 364 266
7 636 317
4 546 783
3 751 823
8 298 606

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
Source: Employment in Sport and Recreation, Australia, August 2001 (cat. no. 4148.0).


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