This chapter presents information about gambling which has been obtained from three different souces.
The first source was the 2000-01 Service Industries Survey. Among the businesses included in this survey were those operating within the Gambling Industry, as defined in the Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications (ACLC). Gambling is Group 41 of the ACLC Industry Classification and consists of business units mainly engaged in providing gambling services such as casinos, totalisator or bookmaker betting facilities, and lotteries and related games of chance. The survey also collected data from businesses outside the Gambling Industry which were likely to have gambling as a secondary source of income (e.g. pubs and hospitality clubs). Hence the survey obtained, not only economic data for the Gambling Industry, but also net takings data for total gambling activity by all in-scope businesses.
The second source was the Census of Population and Housing from which was obtained the number of persons working in gambling occupations, cross classified by occupation and sex, for the years 1996 and 2001.
The third source was the Household Expenditure Survey. Estimates of household expenditure on gambling for 1993-94 and 1998-99 were obtained from this survey, along with details of how the percentage of households having some gambling expenditure differs for different household characteristics.
In addition, there is some information about gambling presented in Other leisure products. The details of building work approved for other leisure buildings include approvals for casinos and other gambling places. Also, several types of gambling service are among the products included in the information about the supply of, and demand for, other leisure products.