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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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FINANCIAL DATA

In 2004-05, the ABS found that state and territory governments contributed $1,072.5m and the Australian Government $83m for environmental heritage. The vast majority of funding (87%) was for nature parks and reserves.


While some funding occurs at the local government level, details are not available for 2004-05.

9.7 Cultural funding by government, Environmental heritage - 2004-05

Australian Government
State and Territory Government
Total
$m
$m
$m

Nature parks and reserves
73.3
935.6
1 008.9
Zoological parks, aquaria
-
59.4
59.4
Botanic gardens
9.6
77.5
87.1
Total
83.0
1 072.5
1 155.4

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
ABS, Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2004-05 (cat. no. 4183.0).


The 1999-2000 Survey of Botanic Gardens found that there were 72 employing organisations operating botanic gardens at the end of June 2000. These organisations had a total income of $91.8m, four-fifths of which was provided by the government ($73.4m). The majority of their expenses were for the wages and salaries of staff ($44.0m).

9.8 INCOME AND EXPENSES OF BOTANIC GARDENS - 1999-2000

Value
Percentage contribution
$m
%

Income
Government funding
73.4
80.0
Fund-raising income
4.6
5.0
Admissions income
1.2
1.3
Sales of goods
2.9
3.2
Other
9.7
10.6
Total income
91.8
100.0
Expenses
Labour costs
Wages and salaries
44.0
54.0
Other
5.5
6.7
Total
49.5
60.7
Other expenses
Electricity, gas and water charges
3.4
4.2
Repair and maintenance
5.2
6.4
Purchases of goods for resale
1.5
1.8
Other
21.9
26.9
Total
32.0
39.3
Total expenses
81.5
100.0

ABS, Botanic Gardens, Australia, 1999-2000 (cat. no. 8563.0).


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