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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The eight national and state archives were also highly dependent on government funding with $97.9m of their total $109.1m income coming from this source in 2003-04. An additional $10.4m came from services to clients. The total expenses of these archives was $107.0m with the greatest expense item being labour costs ($46.3m).
Cultural Funding Survey
According to (ABS, 2011d) Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 4183.0), the Australian Government provided $66.6m towards funding for public libraries in 2009-10, while state and territory government contributed $347.6m. Archives received $89.6m from the Australian Government in 2009-10, and a further $62.2m from state and territory government.
The majority of funding for libraries, however, is from local government, with libraries receiving $759.3m in 2009-10, a 4% increase from 2008-09 ($730.3m).
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