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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2010  
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Contents >> Output of Cultural Industries >> ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

Australian Industry, 2008-09 (cat. no. 8155.0) has more detailed data on selected cultural industries, which is provided in table 6.3, at the sub-division level. Information about industry classifications (such as sub-divisions) can be found in Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition (cat. no. 1292.0).

Between 2007-08 and 2008-09, the number of people employed in motion picture, sound and recording activities increased by 13% (4,000 employees). Over the same period, printing (including the reproduction of recorded media) recorded an increase of 4% (2,000 people).

The largest percentage increase in total income between 2007-08 and 2008-09 was 20% ($65m) for library and other information services, followed by creative and performing arts activities (6% or $189m). The greatest dollar value increase was $252m (3%) for printing (including the reproduction of recorded material).

Motion picture and sound recording activities had the greatest increase of operating profits before tax in 2008-09, at 58% ($208m), followed by Internet publishing and broadcasting 39% ($84m) and library and information services at 7% ($2m).

Publishing (except Internet and music publishing) had the highest industry value added in 2008-09 at $7,494m, followed by printing (including the reproduction of recorded media) ($4,407m) and broadcasting (except Internet) ($4,010m). Printing (including the reproduction of recorded media) had the highest percentage of businesses making a profit at 75%, closely followed by publishing (except Internet and music publishing) at 73% and motion picture and sound recording activities at 69%.

6.3 Industry Performance, by selected ANZSIC subdivision - 2006-07 to 2008-09

ANZSIC subdivision
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09

Printing (including the reproduction of recorded media)
Employment at end of June(a) '000
^50
48
50
Sales and service income(b) $m
9 361
9 429
9 876
Total income $m
9 466
9 666
9 918
Total expenses $m
8 724
8 827
9 169
Industry value added(c) $m
r3 979
r4 072
4 407
Operating profit before tax(c) $m
^752
*852
^821
Industry value added per person employed(d) $'000
r79
r84
89
Percentage of businesses that made a profit %
76
69
75
Percentage of businesses that broke even %
1
-
-
Percentage of businesses that made a loss %
23
30
25
Publishing (except Internet and music publishing)
Employment at end of June(a) '000
48
r49
48
Sales and service income(b) $m
12 665
r13 889
13 819
Total income $m
12 782
r14 138
9 579
Total expenses $m
9 943
r10 961
11 370
Industry value added(c) $m
r6 732
r7 687
7 494
Operating profit before tax(c) $m
2 839
3 169
-1 768
Industry value added per person employed(d) $'000
r141
r156
157
Percentage of businesses that made a profit %
72
80
73
Percentage of businesses that broke even %
-
-
3
Percentage of businesses that made a loss %
28
20
24
Motion picture and sound recording activities
Employment at end of June(a) '000
27
31
35
Sales and service income(b) $m
^5 024
r5 793
6 087
Total income $m
^5 222
r6 036
6 189
Total expenses $m
^4 469
r5 722
5 666
Industry value added(c) $m
r1 956
r2 045
^2 135
Operating profit before tax(c) $m
^761
**r357
**565
Industry value added per person employed(d) $'000
r71
66
61
Percentage of businesses that made a profit %
69
65
69
Percentage of businesses that broke even %
1
3
1
Percentage of businesses that made a loss %
30
32
31
Broadcasting (except Internet)
Employment at end of June(a) '000
19
18
18
Sales and service income(b) $m
8 616
r8 503
8 619
Total income $m
9 114
r9 017
8 969
Total expenses $m
7 821
r7 070
7 635
Industry value added(c) $m
r3 659
r3 968
4 010
Operating profit before tax(c) $m
^1 301
r1 982
1 375
Industry value added per person employed(d) $'000
r195
r216
229
Percentage of businesses that made a profit %
65
69
55
Percentage of businesses that broke even %
-
-
7
Percentage of businesses that made a loss %
35
31
39
Internet publishing and broadcasting
Employment at end of June(a) '000
3
3
^3
Sales and service income(b) $m
^717
^r770
^773
Total income $m
^758
^r787
^792
Total expenses $m
^537
572
492
Industry value added(c) $m
^r426
^r421
*442
Operating profit before tax(c) $m
*225
*r214
*298
Industry value added per person employed(d) $'000
r127
r122
148
Percentage of businesses that made a profit %
64
79
59
Percentage of businesses that broke even %
1
1
-
Percentage of businesses that made a loss %
36
20
41
Library and other information services
Employment at end of June(a) '000
2
2
^2
Sales and service income(b) $m
284
^295
^329
Total income $m
315
320
^385
Total expenses $m
274
291
354
Industry value added(c) $m
r121
^r132
180
Operating profit before tax(c) $m
*41
*29
*31
Industry value added per person employed(d) $'000
r74
r88
80
Percentage of businesses that made a profit %
69
64
68
Percentage of businesses that broke even %
2
1
-
Percentage of businesses that made a loss %
29
36
32
Heritage activities
Employment at end of June(a) '000
6
^7
7
Sales and service income(b) $m
466
499
513
Total income $m
655
722
663
Total expenses $m
538
581
597
Industry value added(c) $m
r292
r312
296
Operating profit before tax(c) $m
^120
^142
^64
Industry value added per person employed(d) $'000
r48
r47
44
Percentage of businesses that made a profit %
66
75
65
Percentage of businesses that broke even %
2
-
-
Percentage of businesses that made a loss %
31
25
35
Creative and performing arts activities
Employment at end of June(a) '000
35
35
36
Sales and service income(b) $m
2 928
2 608
2 600
Total income $m
3 381
3 003
3 192
Total expenses $m
2 708
2 419
2 619
Industry value added(c) $m
r1 448
^r1 415
1 437
Operating profit before tax(c) $m
^678
^587
^577
Industry value added per person employed(d) $'000
r42
r41
40
Percentage of businesses that made a profit %
71
72
67
Percentage of businesses that broke even %
2
3
4
Percentage of businesses that made a loss %
27
25
29

^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution
* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
r revised
(a) Includes working proprietors.
(b) Includes rent, leasing and hiring income.
(c) The size of the RSE may be a misleading indicator of the reliability of some of the estimates for operating profit before tax and industry value added. It is possible for an estimate to legitimately include positive and negative values, reflecting the financial performance of individual businesses. In this case, the aggregated estimate can be small relative to the contribution of individual businesses, resulting in a standard error which is large relative to the estimate.
(d) Calculated using estimates of employment which include working proprietors and partners.
Source: Australian Industry, 2008-09 (cat. no. 8155.0).






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