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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2004 (Reissue)  
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Contents >> Employment and Other Work >> Service Industry Surveys

SERVICE INDUSTRY SURVEYS

The 1999-2000 Service Industry Surveys collected information from employers in selected cultural industries. Data was provided on all of the people working in the selected industries (both paid and unpaid) during the last pay period in June 2000. However, as stated earlier, only employing organisations were covered.


While a few of the selected industries have been surveyed since 1999-2000, namely the Television, film and video production, Music and theatre production and Performing arts festivals industries, they have not been included in this chapter to allow comparisons to be made across industries. However, the latest data have been included under the appropriate chapters in Part B of this report, which give a profile for the individual industries.


Of the industries surveyed, the largest employers were Film and video production (15,195 people) and Public libraries (11,840 people). Video hire and Motion picture exhibition industries also employed large numbers of people, although they predominantly worked part-time or as casuals.

5.8 PERSONS EMPLOYED IN SELECTED CULTURAL INDUSTRIES - June 2000

Full-time
Part-time and casual
Total
no.
no.
no.

Film and video production
7 234
7 875
(a)15 195
Film and video distribution
1 059
366
1 426
Motion picture exhibition
1 196
8 026
(a)9 282
Television services(b)
Commercial free-to-air
6 392
1 415
7 807
Pay television
2 379
482
2 861
Music and theatre productions
2 904
4 012
(a)7 060
Performing arts venues
1 451
3 698
5 149
Other services to the arts
Festivals
189
184
374
Other
1 726
2 043
(a)3 846
Libraries(c)
Public libraries
5 915
5 925
11 840
Archives
na
na
756
Art and other museums
4 014
2 775
(a)6 956
Video hire
2 026
8 267
(a)11 034
Commercial art galleries
389
586
1 409
Botanic gardens
971
279
1 250

na not available
(a) Includes working proprietors and partners.
(b) Excludes public television broadcasters and community broadcasters.
(c) Excludes special libraries and libraries located in educational institutions.
ABS, Service Industries Surveys, various publications, 1999-2000 (cat. nos. 8559.0, 8560.0, 8561.0, 8562.0, 8563.0, 8651.0, 8654.0, 8679.0, 8697.0).


Many cultural industries are run as commercial operations and are exclusively staffed by paid employees. A few industries, however, rely heavily on the assistance of volunteers. The Service Industries Surveys found that 29,963 volunteers helped in the running of museums during June 2000 which was over four times the number of people with paid employment in the industry at that time. Similarly, 5,150 people undertook voluntary work for Libraries during June 2000, or about two volunteers for every five people employed.


Some 3,034 people worked as volunteers in Music and theatre productions in June 2000, again giving a ratio of about two volunteers for every five persons employed. The 2,142 paid staff working on 152 performing arts festivals (of 2 days or more duration) during 1999-2000 received assistance from 17,718 volunteers.

5.9 VOLUNTEERS IN SELECTED CULTURAL INDUSTRIES - JUNE 2000

Number

Music and theatre productions
3 034
Festivals
17 718
Public libraries
(a)5 150
Art and other museums
29 963

(a) Excludes special libraries and libraries located in educational institutions.
ABS, Service Industries Surveys, various publications, 1999-2000 (cat. nos. 8560.0, 8561.0, 8697.0).


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