In 2004-05 sport and physical recreation clubs, teams and sports professionals had the highest total income ($1,884.1m) of all those sport and physical recreation industries mainly providing services. However, it was also one of the two sport industries which recorded the lowest profit/surplus margin for 2004-05 (3.7%), the other being horse and dog racing (2.7%).
The industry with the largest operating profit/surplus in 2004-05 was sport and physical recreation support services with $85.7m (15%). The next highest profit/surplus levels were recorded by other sport and physical recreation venues, grounds and facilities with $90.1m (8.1%).
The total income of toy and sporting good manufacturers in 2006-07 was $520.0m and operating profit was $29.0m (5.7%). Employment at the end of June 2007 was 3,564 people.
The total income of toy and sporting good wholesalers in 2005-06 was $3,517.5m and operating profit was $253.7m (7.3%). Employment at the end of June 2006 was 8,336 people.
Sport and camping equipment retailers recorded retail sales of $2,270.3m in 2005-06, while for marine equipment retailers the corresponding figure was $1,103.2m. At the end of June 2006, there were 18,558 people employed by sport and camping equipment retailers and 4,039 people employed by marine equipment retailers.