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4183.0 - Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2012-13 Quality Declaration 
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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

OVERVIEW

In 2012-13, the estimate of cultural expenditure funded by the Western Australian Government was $581.1m, a fall of 5% from 2011-12. The 2012-13 estimate represented 18% of the cultural expenditure funded by state and territory governments. Recurrent expenses accounted for 78% of Western Australian Government funded cultural expenditure. The estimate of per person expenditure funded by the Western Australian Government was $234.50.

In 2012-13, the estimate of expenditure of Western Australian Government funds on Heritage activities was $453.0m, a fall of 6% from 2011-12. This fall was largely attributable to reductions in expenditure on Environmental heritage and Art museums with falls of $43.7m and $4.9m respectively. Partially offsetting these falls were increases in expenditure on Other museums and cultural heritage and Libraries with rises of $14.2m and $3.9m respectively.


WA GOVERNMENT HERITAGE EXPENDITURE
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In 2012-13, the estimate of expenditure of Western Australian Government funds for Arts activities fell 2% to $128.1m. The largest reductions in expenditure were in the categories of Performing arts venues and Design with falls of $6.3m (down 17%) and $4.3m (down 78%) respectively. Some of these falls were offset by an increase in expenditure for Other performing arts which increased by $3.2m (up 33%), and Film and video production and distribution (up $1.8m or 10%).


WA GOVERNMENT ARTS EXPENDITURE, By selected categories

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