Gaming statistics by LGA 2018/19 - Alliance for Gambling Reform

Gaming statistics by LGA 2018/19

Gaming statistics by LGA 2018/19

Illustrating the Human Impact of EGM Gambling Losses:
Annual Municipal EGM losses, expressed as the number of children who could be fed for a year

The human magnitude of EGM Losses in Brimbank
EGM gambling losses in Brimbank in 2018/19, of $143 million, are equivalent to the cost of feeding 57400 children for one year.

Basis of this Estimate:
Based on the findings of the Food Basket Survey*, which concluded that in 2014 the cost of providing a balanced, nutritious diet to an adult was $126 per fortnight - which has been adjusted here by the Melbourne CPI to $137 in 2019 – equal to $69 per week. The weekly cost for a child has then been estimated at $48 p.w, or $2,493 per annum - based on the proposition that the cost of living for a child is 70% that of an adult – in accord with the OECD equivalence scales used to estimate the prevalence of poverty.
Finally, 2018/19 EGM gambling losses of $143 million in Brimbank are divided by $2,493 to give 57323 – the number of children whom these gambling losses could feed for a year, a figure which is rounded to the nearest 100 in the comment above.

Government Area

Losses 2018/19

Children Fed

Alpine

4,349,592

1,745

Ararat

5,127,078

2,057

Ballarat

57,540,687

23,081

Banyule

57,758,109

23,168

Bass Coast

17,616,911

7,067

Baw Baw

17,178,585

6,891

Bayside

13,807,870

5,539

Benalla

5,510,447

2,210

Boroondara

20,450,974

8,203

Brimbank

142,904,248

57,322

Campaspe

8,863,074

3,555

Cardinia

28,545,147

11,450

Casey

132,360,622

53,093

Central Goldfields

7,457,634

2,991

Colac-Otway

7,990,796

3,205

Corangamite

2,760,823

1,107

Darebin

81,576,110

32,722

East Gippsland

25,103,672

10,070

Frankston

62,253,455

24,971

Gannawarra

1,942,269

779

Glen Eira

74,244,677

29,781

Glenelg

7,039,926

2,824

Greater Bendigo

50,671,968

20,326

Greater Dandenong

119,311,878

47,859

Greater Geelong

119,070,099

47,762

Greater Shepparton

34,161,100

13,703

Hepburn

2,656,922

1,066

Hobsons Bay

47,042,974

18,870

Horsham

9,923,476

3,981

Hume

111,695,894

44,804

Kingston

85,701,350

34,377

Knox

73,890,071

29,639

Latrobe

46,054,600

18,474

Macedon Ranges

9,594,190

3,848

Manningham

56,358,630

22,607

Mansfield

1,533,604

615

Maribyrnong

57,257,925

22,967

Maroondah

62,861,489

25,215

Melbourne

84,505,932

33,897

Melton

67,781,775

27,189

Mildura

29,990,565

12,030

Mitchell

18,943,555

7,599

Moira

4,083,578

1,638

Monash

110,209,895

44,208

Moonee Valley

77,650,759

31,148

Moorabool

9,683,822

3,884

Moreland

63,600,000

25,511

Mornington Peninsula

83,357,567

33,437

Mount Alexander

2,991,062

1,200

Murrindindi

1,442,753

579

Nillumbik

9,850,088

3,951

Northern Grampians

4,073,506

1,634

Port Phillip

28,426,651

11,403

South Gippsland

6,396,813

2,566

Southern Grampians

6,239,013

2,503

Stonnington

19,862,345

7,967

Strathbogie

1,483,874

595

Surf Coast

3,639,388

1,460

Swan Hill

8,486,158

3,404

Towong

217,960

87

Wangaratta

8,873,356

3,559

Warrnambool

19,365,549

7,768

Wellington

21,540,736

8,640

Whitehorse

52,795,624

21,178

Whittlesea

110,856,168

44,467

Wodonga

7,643,163

3,066

Wyndham

106,057,102

42,542

Yarra

30,265,707

12,140

Yarra Ranges

29,226,804

11,724

Victoria

2,699,710,143

1,082,916

Melbourne metro.

2,102,467,839

843,349

Source: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/gx/pages/2218/attachments/original/1568710124/EGM_Losses_-_equivalence_to_children_fed_in_a_year.xlsx?1568710124