Australian Bureau of Statistics
4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2011
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/12/2011
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Not-for-profit organisations represented 48% of the performing arts operation industry. Such organisations put on an estimated 18,711 paid performances and attracted 5.8 million paid attendances. By comparison, the 381 for-profit organisations reported staging 24,749 paid performances with 6.4 million paid attendances.
In 2006-07, there were 14,368 drama productions with 3.1 million paid attendances. Dance productions had the least performances and attendances with 1,398 paid performances attracting 527,600 paid attendances.
Performing Arts, Australia, 2002-03 (cat. no. 8697.0) provided data on the activities of organisations which were involved with performing arts festivals. The survey only included those festivals which lasted more than two consecutive days and which were either multifaceted (i.e. multiple performing arts components and non-performing arts based activities) or had a primary focus in one of the genres of the performing arts, such as music or drama. The survey found that there were 176 performing arts festivals during 2002-03, 91 of which were music festivals, 75 were multifaceted, while the remaining ten were drama, dance or comedy festivals.
According to Clubs, Pubs, Taverns and Bars, Australia, 2004-05 (cat. no. 8687.0) there were 194,769 paid live performances in pubs, taverns and bars and 114,082 in clubs in 2004-05.
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