8687.0 - Clubs, Pubs, Taverns and Bars, Australia, 2004-05
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/07/2006
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Over $18 billion income for Australia's pubs and clubs: ABS
Australia's pubs, taverns and bars and hospitality clubs generated over $18 billion in income during 2004-05, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Pubs, taverns and bars
Pubs, taverns and bars accounted for $11 billion of this combined income. Just under two-thirds (60%) of this income was generated from the sale of liquor and other beverages ($6.7 billion). Gambling contributed to just under one-quarter (24%) or $2.7 billion of total income.
The total expenses of businesses was $10.4 billion, of which the main items were purchases of liquor and other beverages of $3.8 billion, labour costs of $2.3 billion and gambling taxes of $0.9 billion.
The Pubs, Taverns and Bars Survey also found that during 2004-05:
Total income for hospitality clubs in 2004-05 was $7.4 billion. This included $4.3 billion generated from gambling, $1.6 billion from the sale of liquor and other beverages, and $0.7 billion from meals and food sales.
The total expenses of hospitality clubs were $6.8 billion in 2004-05. Major expense items were labour costs of $2.1 billion and poker/gaming machine and other gambling taxes and levies of $1.1 billion.
Other main findings for hospitality clubs at the end of June 2005 were:
Further details are in Clubs, Pubs, Taverns and Bars, Australia, 2004-05 (cat. no. 8687.0).
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