4156.0.55.002 - Value of Sport, Australia, 2013 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/10/2013  Final
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  • Total income for sports and recreation activities in 2011–12 was $12.8 billion with an operating profit margin of 9.5%.
  • In 2011–12, the total sales and service income of toy, sporting and recreational product manufacturing was $384.0m. Employment at the end of June 2012 was 2,187 people.
  • 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 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.

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