This publication presents results for the 2006-07 reference year from surveys conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) of businesses/organisations primarily involved in performing arts operation or performing arts venue operation. This is the fourth time the ABS has conducted a survey of performing arts operation businesses/organisations. Previous statistics were released for the 1996-97, 1999-2000 and 2002-03 reference years. It is the third time the ABS has conducted a census of performing arts venue operation businesses/organisations. Previous statistics were published for the 1996-97 and 1999-2000 reference years.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
The estimates in this publication are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 2006 edition (ANZSIC06). Data in previous issues were based on the 1993 edition of the ANZSIC (ANZSIC93).
COMPARISONS WITH PREVIOUS SURVEY RESULTS
The surveys were not designed to provide highly accurate estimates of change. Users are advised to exercise caution if making any comparison between the 2006-07 data and previous published estimates. Estimates of change can be subject to changes in estimation methodology, scope, coverage, question wording, or levels of sampling error. For further information, see paragraphs 2-11 and 27-43 of the Explanatory Notes.
INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE
This publication is available free online. Also available online are the data in this publication in spreadsheet format. To access this information, go to the ABS web site <http://www.abs.gov.au>.
MORE INFORMATION ON ABS SERVICE INDUSTRIES STATISTICS
Information about ABS activities in the field of service industries is available from the Service Industries Statistics theme page on the ABS web site <http://www.abs.gov.au>. To access the theme page, select 'Themes' from the menu on the home page.
The ABS welcomes comments and suggestions from users regarding future surveys of Service Industries. These comments should be addressed to the Director, Goods and Services National Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Locked Bag 10, Belconnen, ACT 2616.
Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sum of component items and the total.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Sophie Vassiliou on Melbourne (03) 9615 7442.