Industry Report - Cultural, recreational and personal services
Sensis® Business IndexCultural, recreational and personal services
The cultural, recreational and personal services sector recorded an 18 percentage point increase in SME confidence in the November 2012 Sensis® Business Index, with confidence sitting at 33%. Confidence amongst SMEs in the cultural, recreational and personal services sector was well above the national average of 19%. SMEs in the sector trying new approaches and providing fashionable or popular services contributed to increased confidence in the sector.
Industry gross value addedArts and recreation services
Industry gross value added in the arts and recreation services sector was unchanged in seasonally adjusted terms in the September 2012 quarter, up from the 0.3% fall recorded in the June quarter. By comparison, Australia’s gross value added rose by 0.3% for the September quarter, with Australia’s GDP rising by 0.5% overall for the quarter, seasonally adjusted.
Business IndicatorsArts and recreation services
Sales in the arts and recreation services sector fell 0.3% in seasonally adjusted terms in the September 2012 quarter.
In the same period:
Sensis does not warrant the accuracy of data supplied by third parties. 1. Sensis® Business Index Sweeney Research, November 2012. 2. Australian Bureau of Statistics Catalogue 5206.0, September 2012. 3. Australian Bureau of Statistics Catalogue 8501.0, November 2012. ® & ™ Registered trade mark and trade mark of Telstra Corporation Limited (ABN 33 051 775 556). Sensis Pty Ltd (ABN 30 007 423 912) has responsibility for production of Yellow Pages® and White Pages® directories and related products on behalf of Telstra Corporation Limited. © Telstra Corporation Limited 2013.