4156.0 - Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2009  
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Contents >> Chapter 12 - Products >> Manufacturing Industry Survey


Sports apparel and sports footwear are examples of sports and physical recreation products which could not be included in the table from the Manufacturing Industry Survey (Table 12.1) because they were part of a larger product category predominantly out of scope of the ACLC Product Classification. Conversely, tarpaulins and motor vehicle covers are examples of out-of-scope products which are included in the table because they are part of a product category which is predominantly in scope. In addition, the first product category in the table (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). As a result of the preceding, it is not appropriate to sum the values for each product in Table 12.1 to obtain an estimate of the total value of production of all sports and physical recreation products.

For 2005-06, the product category with the greatest value of production ($580.5m) was Boats for pleasure or sport (between 5 and 50 tonnes displacement). This was followed by Small boats (under 5 tonnes displacement) with production of $325.8m, and Sporting equipment and accessories with $175.4m.

The same three product categories have been the major contributors to the value of sports and physical recreation products manufactured for the last six years.

Over the last five years the value of production of Boats for pleasure or sport (between 5 and 50 tonnes displacement) and Small boats (under 5 tonnes displacement) have more than doubled from $230.2m and $142.1m in 2001-02 to $580.5m and $325.8m in 2005-06. For sporting equipment and accessories, value of production has remained stable, falling slightly from $178.4m in 2001-02 to $175.4m in 2005-06 after reporting a high of $185.7m in 2003-04.

12.1 SELECTED SPORTS AND PHYSICAL RECREATION 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)
Boats (incl. rowing or sail), yachts, dinghies and other vessels, for pleasure or sport, over 5 and under 50 tonnes displacement (excl. inflatable vessels, canoes, surfboards and sailboards)
Knitted sweatsuits, tracksuits, jogging suits, leisure suits and jumpsuits
Saddlery and harness, of any material
Small boats (incl. rowing or sail), yachts and canoes under 5 tonnes displacement (excl. inflatables)
Sporting equipment and accessories (incl. fishing gear and gloves specially designed for use in sport)
Swimwear (excl. infants)
Textile tarpaulins (incl. canvas), sails, tents, annexes, pneumatic mattresses and motor vehicle covers

^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution
* 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
Source: ABS data available on request, Economic Activity Survey 2005-06

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