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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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EMPLOYMENT

Work Survey

According to the 2004 Survey of Work in Selected Culture and Leisure Activities, some 183,200 people were involved in teaching at least one of the creative arts in the 12 months to April 2004. Teachers of creative arts were more likely to be female (63%). This was particularly noticeable for teachers of arts and crafts where 80% of the teachers were female.

18.4 PERSONS WITH A WORK INVOLVEMENT IN TEACHING(a) - 2004

Males
Females
Persons
'000
'000
'000

Teaching
Radio, TV, film and video
14.8
14.4
29.2
Music and performing arts
28.9
44.5
73.4
Art and craft
*12.6
51.8
64.4
Writing and publishing
15.5
17.7
33.2
Design
*11.1
*6.3
17.4
Total(b)
67.6
115.6
183.2

* 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 2004.
(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 2004 (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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