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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2011  
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Television, film and video

The ABS survey of Television, Film and Video Production and Post-Production Services conducted in respect of the 2006-07 financial year found that at the end of June 2007 there were:

  • 2,492 film and video production and post-production services businesses operating in Australia employing 13,844 people
  • 13 subscription television broadcasting businesses employing 3,052 people
  • 24 commercial free-to-air television broadcasting businesses (excluding public television broadcasting) employing 6,980 people.

According to (ABS, 2011d) Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 4183.0) the Australian Government provided total funding of $108.0m for Film and video production and distribution, while state and territory governments contributed $108.4m.

Film and video production services businesses generated $1,584.2m in income during 2006-07. The majority of this income (71% or $1,131.2m) was earned from the production of television programs ($549.7m), commercials ($245.4m), feature films ($213.7m) and other media content ($122.4m). Income from the provision of production services to other businesses accounted for 21% ($332.3m) of total income.

Post-production services businesses generated $444.0m in income during 2006-07. The majority of this income (91% or $402.3m) was earned from the provision of post-production services to other businesses, such as visual editing services (58% or $255.1m) and duplication services (12% or $51.1m).

16.3 SOURCES OF INCOME, Film and video production and post-production services - 2006-07

Income
Proportion
of total
income
$m
%

Film and video production services
Production income from
Feature films
213.7
13.5
Television programs
549.7
34.7
Commercials
*245.4
15.5
Corporate, marketing and training media
*89.6
5.7
Educational media
*10.2
0.6
Music media
*2.1
0.1
Other
20.5
1.3
Total
1 131.2
71.4
Provision of production services to other businesses
332.3
21.0
Provision of post-production services to other businesses
*25.3
1.6
Sale of program format rights
3.3
0.2
Rent, leasing and hiring
*7.6
0.5
Interest
11.0
0.7
Other income
73.4
4.6
Total income
1 584.2
100.0
Post-production services
Production income
**1.2
0.3
Provision of production service to other businesses
**11.4
2.6
Provision of post-production services to other businesses
Visual editing
255.1
57.5
Sound editing
20.0
4.5
Duplication
51.1
11.5
Transferring
5.0
1.1
Film laboratory services
-
-
Other post-production services
-
-
Total
402.3
90.6
Sale of program format rights
-
-
Rent, leasing and hiring
3.7
0.8
Interest
2.5
0.6
Other
23.0
5.2
Total income
444.0
100.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
Source: Television, Film and Video Production and Post-Production Services, Australia, 2006-07 (cat. no. 8679.0).



Film and video production services businesses incurred $1,461.8m in expenses during 2006-07. Labour costs accounted for just under a third (31% or $453.2m) of total expenses, followed by payments to other businesses for production services (24% or $345.6m), purchases (6% or $87.7m) and rent, leasing and hiring expenses (6% or $79.9m).

Post-production services businesses incurred $395.6m in expenses during 2006-07. Labour costs accounted for 42% ($166.9m) of total expenses, followed by purchases (10% or $39.1m) and depreciation and amortisation (8% or $31.9m).

16.4 SOURCES OF EXPENSES, Film and video production and post-production services - 2006-07

FILM AND VIDEO
PRODUCTION
SERVICES
POST-PRODUCTION
SERVICES
Expenses
Proportion
of total
expenses
Expenses
Proportion
of total
expenses
$m
%
$m
%

Labour costs
Wages and salaries
386.2
26.4
143.3
36.2
Other
67.0
4.6
23.6
6.0
Total
453.2
31.0
166.9
42.2
Payments to other businesses/contractors
For production services
345.6
23.6
*10.6
2.7
For post-production services
78.0
5.3
26.1
6.6
Total
423.6
28.9
36.7
9.3
Other contract, subcontract and commission expenses
63.1
4.3
21.2
5.4
Purchases
87.7
6.0
39.1
9.9
Rent, leasing and hiring expenses
79.9
5.5
23.8
6.0
Depreciation and amortisation
45.6
3.1
31.9
8.1
Travelling, accommodation and entertainment
52.6
3.6
6.5
1.7
Royalties
38.4
2.6
0.6
0.1
Other
217.7
15.0
68.9
17.3
Total expenses
1 461.8
100.0
395.6
100.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
Source: Television, Film and Video Production and Post-production services, Australia, 2006-07 (cat. no. 8679.0).




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