4156.0 - Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 1997
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/12/1997
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Twelve billion dollars from sport and recreation
Australia's Sport and Recreation sector involved over 11,000 businesses and produced goods and services valued at around $12 billion, according to a report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today.
The report highlighted that this sector contributed at least 1.2 per cent to the nation's gross domestic product, about the same as Australia's motor vehicle manufacturing industry.
Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia is the first report to bring together both the economic and the social aspects of the sport and recreation sector, giving a comprehensive picture of the size, value and social importance of the industry.
Some highlights include:
Some of the other topics covered in the overview include; volunteers for sport and recreation organisations, time spent on sport and recreation activities, manufacturing and retailing of sport and recreation goods and construction of recreational facilities as well as the size and value of the sector.
The breadth of topics included make this 96 page report an essential reference for anyone with an interest in sport and recreation statistics.
Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia (cat. no. 4156.0) is available from ABS Bookshops.
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