The ACLC Product Classification lists and groups products which are intended to be used for culture and leisure purposes. In some cases, the product may be ultimately used by the end consumer for purposes unrelated to culture and leisure. However, it would not be expected that producers or providers of a product would know how the end consumer would use the product. Thus, information about all such products would be collected from the producer or provider without any expectation that a distinction can be made between intended and actual uses of the products. For example, sports shoes have design features which indicate that they are intended for use during sports participation and so are included in the Product Classification of the ACLC. However, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of sports shoes would not know which of the sports shoes they produce or sell are ultimately used for their intended purpose. Thus, all sports shoes are included in Class 1614 ‘Sports or physical footwear’, regardless of their actual use.
A business is classified to a class in the Industry Classification of ACLC only if its predominant activity matches the definition of that class. However, culture and leisure products may be produced by any business in or out of scope of the Industry Classification. For instance, library services may be provided by a business unit in the mining industry which would not be in scope of the Industry Classification of the ACLC. However, the product ‘library services’ provided by any business unit, is in scope of the Product Classification of the ACLC (Class 0112 ‘Library Services’). Similarly, caravans are in scope of the Product Classification of the ACLC, regardless of whether they are made by a business mainly engaged in truck manufacturing (which is out of scope of the Industry Classification).