This chapter presents information about persons employed in a cultural industry, as classified by the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 2006 (Revision 1.0) (cat. no. 1292.0) for their main job. The cultural industries were chosen by selecting those ANZSIC codes with a major concordance to the Industry Classification of the Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications (ACLC) (Second Edition) (cat. no. 4902.0).
The total number of persons employed in a cultural industry for their main job in the week prior to the 2011 Census was 358,162. This was 3.6% of all employed people. The 2011 Census showed that the three largest cultural industries were the Architectural Services industry (33,835 employed persons), the Advertising Services industry (30,456 employed persons) and the Printing industry (30,344). Other large cultural industries, in terms of persons employed, included the Religious Services industry (27,492 employed persons) and Newspaper and Book Retailing industry (24,406 employed persons). (Table 10)