4156.0 - Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2009  
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This chapter presents information about expenditure by households on sports and physical recreation. Expenditure data has been obtained from the Household Expenditure Surveys for 1998-99 and 2003-04.

The Household Expenditure Surveys collected information about expenditure by households resident in private dwellings and used the Household Expenditure Classification (HEC) to categorise the products purchased. The product categories included in this chapter as relating to sports and physical recreation are those which most closely align with one or more sports and physical recreation product classes as defined in the Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications (ACLC) Product Classification.

As there is not an exact match between categories of the HEC and those of the ACLC Product Classification, there are some instances of individual products that are out of scope of the ACLC that are included, and in-scope products that are excluded. For example, sports bags, gun oil and powder scales are all classed as sports and physical recreation equipment in the HEC but are out of scope of the ACLC Product Classification.

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