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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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Contents >> 15.0 Design - Introduction >> 15.1 Organisations

ORGANISATIONS

Some information on businesses involved in the design sector is available from the Australian Business Register. The table below shows the number of businesses in these industries that were actively registered for GST purposes in June 2004. There were 19,483 businesses on the Register classified as being predominantly involved in Architectural services, with a further 15,155 involved in Commercial art and display services, and 14,945 involved in Advertising services. It is not possible to separately identify other design industries on the Register.

15.1 Australian Business Register Counts(a), Selected design industries - June 2004

Architectural services
Advertising services
Commercial art and display services
no.
no.
no.

New South Wales
6 785
5 838
5 796
Victoria
5 526
3 979
4 439
Queensland
3 075
2 756
2 221
South Australia
1 012
805
962
Western Australia
2 291
1 153
1 180
Tasmania
329
167
206
Northern Territory
128
67
94
Australian Capital Territory
337
180
257
Australia(b)
19 483
14 945
15 155

(a) All businesses registered and active for GST and operating in only one state or territory (i.e. it excludes entities with locations in more than one state or territory).
(b) Includes businesses for which state/territory was not recorded.
ABS, Australian Business Register Counts, data available on request.


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