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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2007  
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EMPLOYMENT

Census of Population and Housing

The 2001 Census of Population and Housing found that there were 2,178 people employed in the recorded media manufacturing and publishing industry. They were employed in a wide variety of occupations in the industry, the majority (87%) of which were non-cultural.


Census employment figures relate only to the main job a person was doing in the week before Census Night. This means that people involved in the industry as part of a second job are excluded. A better indicator of the number of people employed in the industry is data from the ABS Manufacturing Industry Survey which found 3,381 people working in the recorded media manufacturing and publishing industry in June 2001.

13.3 PERSONS EMPLOYED IN RECORDED MEDIA MANUFACTURING AND PUBLISHING INDUSTRY(a), By occupation - August 2001

Number
%

Cultural occupations
Printing tradespersons
67
3.1
Graphic designers
46
2.1
Sound technicians
45
2.1
Media producers
17
0.8
Other cultural occupations
111
5.1
Total cultural occupations
286
13.1
Other occupations
Software designers
103
4.7
Sales and marketing managers
85
3.9
Applications and analyst programmers
80
3.7
Handpackers
77
3.5
Computing support technicians
73
3.4
Other (includes not stated)
1 474
67.7
Total other occupations
1 892
86.9
Total all occupations
2 178
100.0

(a) In their main job in the week before Census Night.
ABS, Census of Population and Housing, 2001, data available on request


The Census also identified some 4,802 people employed in the recorded music retailing industry, with the vast majority (97%) working in non-cultural occupations (mainly as Shop assistants and Shop managers).

13.4 PERSONS EMPLOYED IN RECORDED MUSIC RETAILING INDUSTRY(a), By occupation - August 2001

Number
%

Cultural occupations
Music teachers (private)
26
0.5
Sound technicians
24
0.5
Instrumental musicians
23
0.5
Graphic designers
14
0.3
Other cultural occupations
74
1.5
Total cultural occupations
161
3.4
Other occupations
Sales assistants, n.e.c.
2 162
45.0
Shop managers
985
20.5
Sales assistants (other personal and household goods)
161
3.4
Sales and marketing managers
147
3.1
Other (includes not stated)
1 186
24.7
Total other occupations
4 641
96.6
Total all occupations
4 802
100.0

(a) In their main job in the week before Census Night.
ABS, Census of Population and Housing, 2001, data available on request


There were 332 people who stated that their main job in the week before the Census was as a composer (this category includes song writers). Of these, 170 worked for music and theatre production businesses and 51 worked for themselves.

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