8679.0 - Television, Film and Video Production and Post-Production Services, Australia, 2006-07 Quality Declaration 
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COMMERCIAL TELEVISION BROADCASTING


Income

Employment

States and Territories

INCOME

Commercial television broadcasters generated $6,812.6m in income during 2006-07. Commercial free-to-air television broadcasters generated 66.5% of this total ($4,530.1m). The main source of income for commercial free-to-air television broadcasters was the sale of airtime ($3,610.9m or 79.7% of total income earned by these businesses), while subscription fees were the main income source for subscription television broadcasters ($1,974.9m or 86.5%).


EMPLOYMENT

Collectively, commercial free-to-air and subscription television broadcasters employed 10,032 people. The majority (69.6% or 6,980 people) were employed by commercial free-to-air television broadcasters. Permanent full-time employees accounted for 72.9% (5,086 people) of employment by commercial free-to-air television broadcasters. Casual employees made up 22.7% of the total (1,582 people). Males accounted for more than half (58.9% or 4,109 people) of total employment for these businesses.STATES AND TERRITORIES

The graph below shows that New South Wales accounted for 42.6% (2,970 people) of total employment and 48.7% ($2,206m) of income for commercial free-to-air television broadcasters. Victoria accounted for 20.5% (1,431 people) of total employment and 21% ($950.1m) of total income.

States and territories(a), Commercial free-to-air television broadcasting
Graph: States and territories(a), Commercial free-to-air television broadcasting