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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2004 (Reissue)  
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EMPLOYMENT

Work Survey

According to the 2001 Survey of Work in Selected Culture and Leisure Activities, some 164,400 people were involved in teaching at least one of the creative arts in the 12 months to April 2001. There were far more female teachers, particularly in the area of art and craft.

18.4 PERSONS WITH A WORK INVOLVEMENT IN TEACHING(a) - 2001

Males
Females
Persons
Teaching
'000
'000
'000

Radio, TV, film and video
*9.8
*7.5
17.3
Music and performing arts
27.6
38.6
66.2
Art and craft
13.8
55.4
69.2
Writing and publishing
13.1
13.2
26.3
Design
12.5
*7.1
19.6
Total(b)
58.8
105.6
164.4

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
(a) In the 12 months before interview in April 2001.
(b) Components may not add to totals as some persons were involved in more than one activity.
ABS, Work in Selected Culture and Leisure Activities, April 2001 (cat. no. 6281.0).


Census of Population and Housing

The Census of Population and Housing provides some information on the number of people who taught arts activities privately as their main job in August 2001. The Census found that there were 1,366 people employed as art teachers, 8,441 as music teachers, 3,447 as dance teachers and 499 as drama teachers.

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