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Friday, 3 December 1976


Mr Stewart asked the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations upon notice:

How many (a) males and (b) females are employed in the (i) manufacturing and (ii) retailing of sporting equipment and sporting clothes.


Mr Street - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows. It replaces the answer provided on 2 November 1 976 (see Hansard, page 2240):

Employment statistics disaggregated to the extent he seeks are only collected in connection with quinquennial Censuses of Population and Housing. The most recent Census figures available are for 30 June 1971. These showed that:

(   1 ) 1598 males and 7 1 8 females were employed in establishments mainly engaged in the manufacturing of sporting equipment;

(2)   2841 males and 2077 females were employed in establishments mainly engaged in the retailing or repairing of sporting goods, bicycles, toys or hobby equipment;

It should be noted that the figures relate to establishments mainly engaged in these activities, and therefore exclude persons employed in establishments mainly engaged in other industries but which include a degree of manufacture or retailing of sporting equipment as a secondary activity;

(3)   The Census statistics are not disaggregated to the extent that the manufacturing and retailing of sporting clothes can be separated from that of general clothing.







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