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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2011  
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EMPLOYMENT

Census of Population and Housing

The 2006 Census of Population and Housing found that there were 234 people employed in the music publishing industry, 2,286 people employed in the reproduction of recorded media industry, and 814 people employed in the music and other sound recording activities industry. The majority of people employed in this industry worked in cultural occupations (61%) compared to only 15% of those employed in music publishing and 13% of those employed in reproduction of recorded media.

Census employment figures relate only to the main job a person was doing in the week before Census night. This means that people involved in the industry as part of a second job are excluded. Another indicator of the number of people employed in the industry can be drawn from the ABS Manufacturing Industry survey which found 2,249 people working in the reproduction of recorded media industry in June 2007.

13.3 PERSONS EMPLOYED IN SELECTED MUSIC-RELATED INDUSTRIES(a)(b), By selected occupations - 2006

Number
%

Music publishing
Total cultural occupations
36
15.4
Other occupations
198
84.6
Total occupations
234
100.0
Reproduction of recorded media
Printers nfd
40
1.7
Screen printer
29
1.3
Graphic designer
29
1.3
Sound technician
22
1.0
Technical writer
20
0.9
Video producer
16
0.7
Other cultural occupations
142
6.2
Total cultural occupations
298
13.0
Other occupations
1 988
87.0
Total occupations
2 286
100.0
Music and other sound recording activities
Sound technician
304
37.3
Media producer
45
5.5
Musician
29
3.6
Composer
11
1.4
Film, television, radio and stage directors, nec
13
1.6
Graphic designer
11
1.4
Other cultural occupations
82
10.1
Total cultural occupations
495
60.8
Other occupations
319
39.2
Total occupations
814
100.0

(a) Cells in this table have been randomly adjusted to avoid the release of confidential data.
(b) In their main job in the week before Census Night.
Source: ABS data available on request, Census of Population and Housing, 2006.





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