4156.0 - Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia , 2003  
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Contents >> Chapter 14.1 Other Leisure Products - Introduction >> Chapter 14.2 Other Leisure Products - Manufacturing Industry Survey



For the 2000-01 and subsequent Manufacturing Surveys, the business unit from which data is collected, and for which industry is classified, is the management unit. However, for earlier Manufacturing Surveys the relevant unit was the establishment. Although, for the majority of businesses, these units will be one and the same, larger businesses may consist of one management unit but several establishments. As a result of the change in collection methodology, the data for 2000-01 is not comparable with data from earlier surveys. However, the data from the earlier surveys are comparable with each other.

The first product category in table 14.1 (Articles for funfair, etc.) is a mixture of sports and physical recreation products (e.g. snooker tables, bowling alley equipment) and other leisure products (e.g. pinball machines, tables for casino games). This category is also included in the equivalent table for sport and physical recreation products in Products (table 11.1). As a result of this, it is not possible to sum the values for each product in table 14.1 to obtain an estimate of the total value of production of all other leisure products.

For 2000-01, the product category with the greatest value of production ($296.2m) was Coin or disc operated games. Another category with a large value was Caravans and camper trailers with production of $159.6m.

Although not comparable with 2000-01, the figures for earlier years show that Coin or disc operated games also had by far the greatest value of production for 1997-98 and 1999-2000 ($721.2m and $471.2m respectively). Unfortunately, the figure for 1998-99 could not be published because of confidentiality requirements. Of the publishable production figures for 1998-99, Caravans and camper trailers had the greatest value with $162.7m.

During the three years of directly comparable data, Articles for funfair, etc. and Coin or disc operated games both recorded their highest value in 1997-98 ($71.7m and $721.2m respectively). On the other hand, Caravans and camper trailers recorded its high of $162.7m in 1998-99.

14.1 SELECTED OTHER LEISURE PRODUCTS, Value of manufacturing production


Articles for funfair, table or parlour games (incl.articles and accessories for billiards, snooker or pool; pintables, special tables for casino games and bowling alley equipment)
Caravans, camper trailers and similar vehicles
Coin or disc operated games (incl. video games and poker machines)
Toys and puzzles and parts (e.g. dolls' carriages, scooters, model assembly kits) (excl. fur or leather)

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Note that the figures for 2000-01 are not comparable with those for earlier years because of changes to the data collection methodology.
Source: ABS data available on request, Manufacturing Industry Survey.

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