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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2011  
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Contents >> Output of Cultural Industries >> Economic and Financial Performance

Economic And Financial Performance

The ABS (2011a) publication Australian Industry, 2009-10 (cat. no. 8155.0) has more detailed data on selected cultural industries, which is provided in table 6.3, at the sub-division level. Information about industry classifications (such as sub-divisions) can be found in (ABS, 2008b) Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition (cat. no. 1292.0).

Between 2008-09 and 2009-10, the number of people employed in Motion picture, sound and recording activities increased by 9% (3,000 employees). Over the same period, Publishing (except internet and music publishing) and Creative and performing arts activities recorded an increase of 1,000 people or a 2% and 3% increase respectively.

The greatest dollar value increase and the largest percentage increase in total income between 2008-09 and 2009-10 was 38% ($3,600m) for Publishing (except internet and music publishing). Internet publishing and broadcasting saw a 19% or $153m increase in total income.

Publishing (except Internet and music publishing) had the greatest increase of operating profits before tax in 2009-10, at 249% ($4,405m).

Publishing (except Internet and music publishing) had the highest industry value added in 2009-10 at $7,091m, followed by Broadcasting (except Internet) ($4,052m) and Printing (including the reproduction of recorded media) ($4,034m). Printing (including the reproduction of recorded media) and Publishing (except Internet and music publishing) had the highest percentage of businesses making a profit at 73%, closely followed by Creative and performing arts activities at 72% and Internet publishing and broadcasting at 71%.

6.3 Industry Performance, by selected ANZSIC subdivision - 2007-08 to 2009-10

ANZSIC subdivision
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10

Printing (including the reproduction of recorded media)
Employment at end of June(a) '000
48
50
50
Sales and service income(b) $m
9 429
9 882
9 183
Total income $m
9 666
9 924
9 252
Total expenses $m
8 691
9 038
8 507
Industry value added(c) $m
r4 053
4 393
4 034
Operating profit before tax(c) $m
^988
^958
^876
Industry value added per person employed(d) $'000
r84
88
80
Percentage of businesses that made a profit %
69
75
73
Percentage of businesses that broke even %
-
-
-
Percentage of businesses that made a loss %
31
25
26
Publishing (except Internet and music publishing)
Employment at end of June(a) '000
r49
48
49
Sales and service income(b) $m
r13 889
na
13 024
Total income $m
r14 138
9 581
13 181
Total expenses $m
r10 961
11 372
10 511
Industry value added(c) $m
r7 679
7 488
7 091
Operating profit before tax(c) $m
3 169
-1 769
2 636
Industry value added per person employed(d) $'000
r156
157
145
Percentage of businesses that made a profit %
80
72
73
Percentage of businesses that broke even %
-
3
-
Percentage of businesses that made a loss %
20
24
27
Motion picture and sound recording activities
Employment at end of June(a) '000
30
33
36
Sales and service income(b) $m
r6 313
6 625
6 529
Total income $m
r6 556
6 727
6 752
Total expenses $m
r6 121
6 045
6 174
Industry value added(c) $m
r2 156
^2 256
2 157
Operating profit before tax(c) $m
*r479
*724
^581
Industry value added per person employed(d) $'000
72
67
61
Percentage of businesses that made a profit %
65
69
69
Percentage of businesses that broke even %
4
1
-
Percentage of businesses that made a loss %
32
31
31
Broadcasting (except Internet)
Employment at end of June(a) '000
18
18
18
Sales and service income(b) $m
r8 503
8 619
9 136
Total income $m
r9 017
8 969
9 337
Total expenses $m
r7 481
8 030
7 890
Industry value added(c) $m
r3 628
3 686
4 052
Operating profit before tax(c) $m
r1 571
na
1 447
Industry value added per person employed(d) $'000
r197
210
224
Percentage of businesses that made a profit %
69
55
66
Percentage of businesses that broke even %
-
7
4
Percentage of businesses that made a loss %
31
39
30
Internet publishing and broadcasting
Employment at end of June(a) '000
3
^3
^5
Sales and service income(b) $m
^r770
^775
^934
Total income $m
^r787
^794
^947
Total expenses $m
572
^706
^833
Industry value added(c) $m
^r421
^230
^392
Operating profit before tax(c) $m
na
na
na
Industry value added per person employed(d) $'000
r122
77
87
Percentage of businesses that made a profit %
79
58
71
Percentage of businesses that broke even %
1
-
1
Percentage of businesses that made a loss %
20
42
28
Library and other information services
Employment at end of June(a) '000
2
^2
1
Sales and service income(b) $m
^295
na
165
Total income $m
320
^381
209
Total expenses $m
291
341
178
Industry value added(c) $m
^r132
172
107
Operating profit before tax(c) $m
na
na
na
Industry value added per person employed(d) $'000
r88
87
74
Percentage of businesses that made a profit %
64
68
65
Percentage of businesses that broke even %
1
1
2
Percentage of businesses that made a loss %
36
31
33
Heritage activities
Employment at end of June(a) '000
^6
6
6
Sales and service income(b) $m
499
522
533
Total income $m
722
672
705
Total expenses $m
581
601
656
Industry value added(c) $m
r310
301
366
Operating profit before tax(c) $m
^142
^70
^56
Industry value added per person employed(d) $'000
r53
52
59
Percentage of businesses that made a profit %
75
66
69
Percentage of businesses that broke even %
1
-
-
Percentage of businesses that made a loss %
25
34
30
Creative and performing arts activities
Employment at end of June(a) '000
35
36
37
Sales and service income(b) $m
2 608
2 600
2 773
Total income $m
3 003
3 193
3 501
Total expenses $m
2 419
2 620
2 834
Industry value added(c) $m
^r1 405
1 427
^1 441
Operating profit before tax(c) $m
^587
^576
^666
Industry value added per person employed(d) $'000
r41
40
39
Percentage of businesses that made a profit %
73
67
72
Percentage of businesses that broke even %
3
4
6
Percentage of businesses that made a loss %
25
29
22

^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution
* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
na not available for publication, but included in totals where applicable unless otherwise stated
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
r revised
(a) Includes working proprietors.
(b) Includes rent, leasing and hiring income.
(c) The size of the RSE may be a misleading indicator of the reliability of some of the estimates for operating profit before tax and industry value added. It is possible for an estimate to legitimately include positive and negative values, reflecting the financial performance of individual businesses. In this case, the aggregated estimate can be small relative to the contribution of individual businesses, resulting in a standard error which is large relative to the estimate.
(d) Calculated using estimates of employment which include working proprietors and partners.
Source: Australian Industry, 2009-10 (cat. no. 8155.0).






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