CULTURAL EMPLOYMENT OVER TIME - 2006 AND 2011
In 2011, the Census of Population and Housing collected information on the type of paid work people did in their main job, that is, the one in which they usually worked the most hours.
This chapter focusses on the percentage change in employment in cultural occupations and industries between 2006 and 2011. Details about the number of people employed in cultural occupations and industries in 2011 should be reported from chapters 3 and 4.
The number of people employed in cultural occupations for their main job increased by 9.1% between 2006 and 2011. The number of females employed in cultural occupations increased 12.8% between 2006 and 2011, while the number of males increased by 6.1%. The number of people employed in cultural industries for their main job increased between 2006 and 2011 by 3.4%. The number of females employed in cultural industries increased by 3.9% between 2006 and 2011, while the number of males rose 3.0%. (Tables 1 and 2)
The cultural occupations which recorded a percentage increase in main job employment greater than 40% were Web Developer, Book or Script Editor, Make Up Artist, Civil Celebrant, Web Designer, Environmental manager, Copywriter, and Multimedia Designer. (Table 1)
For cultural industries, the largest percentage increases in main job employment occurred in the Internet Publishing and Broadcasting industry (96.1%), Creative Artists, Musicians, Writers and Performers industry (42.9%) and the Post-Production Services and Other Motion Picture and Video Activities industry (34.6%). (Table 2)