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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/06/2007  Reissue
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This publication presents a statistical overview of culture and the arts in Australia. The information is drawn from a variety of mainly Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data sources which are presented, wherever possible, to align with the Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications, 2001 (cat. no. 4902.0).

This ABS publication is the fourth statistical overview on culture and the arts produced by the National Centre for Culture and Recreation Statistics (NCCRS). Data have been updated where new data were available at the time of release. Please refer to the table below for an indication of new data to be published from July 2007 to early 2008. These upcoming data sources will be used to update future editions of this publication.

Future Data Updates

Indicative release date

National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd., Students and Courses 2006
Jul 2007
ABS, Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2005-06 (cat. no. 4183.0)
Aug 2007
4, 8-12
Australian Film Commission, National Survey of Feature Film and TV Drama Production 2006-07
Oct 2007
ABS, How Australians Use Their Time, 2006 (cat. no. 4153.0)
Oct 2007
ABS, Balance of Payment and International Investment Position Australia, 2006-07 (cat. no. 5302.0)
Nov 2007
ABS, Environmental Issues: People's Views and Practices, 2007 (cat. no. 4602.0)
Nov 2007
ABS, Work in Selected Culture and Leisure Activities, 2006-07 (cat. no. 6281.0)
Dec 2007
1, 5, 8, 12, 14-18
ABS, Australia's Cultural Volunteers, 2006 (cat. no. 4441.0)
Dec 2007
ABS, Retail Industry, Commodity Sales, 2005-06 (cat. no. 8624.0)
Dec 2007
Department of Education, Science and Training, Students: Selected Higher Education Statistics 2006
ABS, Census of Population and Housing, 2006
5, 8-13, 15-18
ABS, International Trade, Australia: on request, 2006-07 ( 5466.0)


This ABS publication was produced by the National Centre for Culture and Recreation Statistics and made possible with funding assistance from the Cultural Ministers Council (CMC) and their Statistics Working Group (CMC SWG).

ABS publications draw extensively on information provided freely by individuals, businesses, governments and other organisations. Their continued cooperation is very much appreciated. Without it, the wide range of statistics published by the ABS would not be available. Information received by the ABS is treated in strict confidence as required by the Census and Statistics Act 1905.


Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sum of component items and the published total.


Information about ABS activities in the field of culture and recreation statistics is available from the Culture and Recreation Statistics theme page on the ABS web site. This theme page also contains information about the role of the National Centre for Culture and Recreation Statistics within the ABS. To access the theme page, select Themes from the menu on the ABS website at


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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