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4183.0 - Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
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Overview

In 2011-12, the estimate of cultural expenditure by the Western Australian Government was $614.4m or 19% of total state and territory government cultural expenditure. Expenditure rose 10% in 2011-12 which followed a rise of 8% in 2010-11. Recurrent expenses accounted for 75% of Western Australian Government cultural expenditure.

In 2011-12, the estimate of expenditure of Western Australian Government funds on Heritage activities increased by 15% to $483.5m. Environmental heritage accounted for 60% of the increase in expenditure, with a rise of 12% ($36.6m) on 2010-11. This category represented 69% of expenditure on Heritage activities. There was also a 30% ($16.5m) increase in Other museums and cultural heritage expenditure in 2011-12.

WA GOVERNMENT HERITAGE EXPENDITURE
Graph: WA GOVERNMENT HERITAGE EXPENDITURE


In 2011-12, the estimate of expenditure of Western Australian Government funds for Arts activities fell 3% to $130.9m. The largest fall was for Design from $21.8m in 2010-11 to $5.5m in 2011-12 (down 75%). Expenditure on Other arts rose 47% from $24.0m in 2010-11 to $35.2m and accounted for 27% of all Arts expenditure in 2011-12.

WA GOVERNMENT ARTS EXPENDITURE, By selected categories
Graph: WA GOVERNMENT ARTS EXPENDITURE, By selected categories



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