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FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT

At June 2006, there were 795 ACT businesses included within the industry subdivision of Accommodation, cafes and restaurants. Within this subdivision, and for the purposes of this publication, food and entertainment businesses have been defined as those within the industry groups of Pubs, taverns and bars, Cafes and restaurants and Clubs (Hospitality).


There were 690 food and entertainment businesses in the ACT at June 2006, with 83% of these (570) employing staff. Sixty per cent of ACT food and entertainment businesses had between 1 and 19 employees, while 23% had 20 employees or more.


At June 2006 there were 120 non-employing food and entertainment businesses in the ACT.

13.11 Businesses by industry group(a), By employment size range - ACT: Accommodation, cafes and restaurants - June 2006

Employing businesses
Non-employing businesses
1-19
20+
Total
Industry group
no.
no
no.
no.

Accommodation
54
21
30
105
Pubs, taverns and bars
9
36
18
63
Cafes and restaurants
99
360
123
582
Clubs (hospitality)
12
15
18
45
Total
174
432
189
795

(a) Classified according to the 1993 version of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC).
Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, Jun 2003 to Jun 2006 (cat. no. 8165.0), Data cubes.


In the August quarter 2007, there were 10,900 persons employed in Accommodation, cafes and restaurants, of whom 82% were employed in food and entertainment businesses.



Cafes and restaurants

At June 2006, there were 682 Cafes and restaurants in the ACT. These were businesses that were mainly engaged in providing meals for consumption on the premises, and exclude those retailing ready to eat food in take away containers.


In the August quarter 2007, Cafes and restaurants employed 9,000 ACT residents, representing 71% of all ACT residents employed in food and entertainment businesses.


During 2005-06, the ABS Retail Business Survey recorded retail turnover within ACT Hospitality and services businesses (which includes food and entertainment businesses as well as other selected services) of $464.2m in chain volume terms (see Table 11.6). Since 2000-01, retail turnover for these businesses has decreased by 8%, or $41.6m.



Pubs, taverns, bars and clubs (hospitality)

At June 2006, there were 63 Pubs, taverns and bars, and 45 Clubs (hospitality) operating in the ACT. Together, 87 of these businesses employed staff.


In the August quarter 2007, pubs, taverns, bars and clubs employed 2,600 ACT residents, representing 29% of ACT residents employed in food and entertainment businesses.

13.12 Employed persons, By industry group(a) - ACT: Accommodation, cafes and restaurants - August quarter 2007

Employed persons
Industry group
'000

Accommodation
1.9
Pubs, taverns and bars
*0.6
Cafes and restaurants
6.4
Clubs (hospitality)
2.0
Total(b)
10.9

* estimate is subject to sampling variability too high for most practical purposes
(a) Classified according to the 1993 version of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC).
(b) Includes Accommodation cafes and restaurants - nfd.
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, Aug 2007 (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003), Data cubes.


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