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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2011  
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Contents >> Libraries and Archives >> Organisations

ORGANISATIONS

At the end of June 2004, there were 532 local government libraries and eight national and state libraries operating in Australia. The local government libraries operated from 1,717 locations, while the national and state libraries had a total of 17 locations.

At the end of June 2004, there were eight national and state archives operating in Australia. State specific data on archives are not available for this collection due to confidentiality requirements. Data on the archives operated by universities, local governments, commercial organisations and collecting institutions (e.g. state libraries) are also not available.

10.5 LOCAL GOVERNMENT LIBRARIES, Number of locations - June 2004

Branches
Mobile services
Deposit stations
no.
no.
no.

New South Wales
372
32
93
Victoria
247
27
20
Queensland
328
20
*11
South Australia
148
13
55
Western Australia
233
np
np
Tasmania
48
-
-
Northern Territory
33
np
np
Australian Capital Territory
9
2
-
Total Australia
1 418
110
189

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
Source: Public Libraries, Australia, 2003-04 (cat. no. 8561.0).






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