4156.0 - Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2009  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/10/2009   
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  • In 2004-05 Sports and physical recreation clubs, teams and sports professionals had the highest total income ($1,884.1m) of all those sports 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 Other sports and physical recreation venues, grounds and facilities with $90.1m (8.1%). The next highest profit/surplus levels were recorded by Sports and physical recreation support services with $85.7m (15%).
  • The total income of Toy and sporting good manufacturers in 2006-07 was $520.0m and operating profit was $29.0m (5.7%). Employment at the end of June 2007 was 3,564 persons.
  • The total income of Toys 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 persons.
  • 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 persons employed by Sport and camping equipment retailers and 4,039 persons employed by Marine equipment retailers.

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