Australian Bureau of Statistics
5271.0.55.001 - Discussion Paper: Cultural and Creative Activity Satellite Accounts, Australia, 2013
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Figure 1: Feasibility study method
Practical definitions of cultural and creative activity have been developed with stakeholders, starting by identifying the core cultural and creative domains (e.g. film, music, design, etc). For each domain, it is proposed that the satellite accounts would capture four components as shown in figure 2.
Figure 2: Proposed boundary for cultural and creative activity satellite accounts
To outline how the four components in figure 2 are proposed to be estimated for Australian satellite accounts:
Some stakeholders are primarily interested in ‘cultural’ activity, which is a relatively mature and accepted concept, while other stakeholders focus on the emerging concept of ‘creative’ activity. The feasibility study explored how these different needs might be met and determined it is possible to produce three separate accounts (cultural, creative, combined cultural and creative). In addition, the satellite accounts could give details by domain to the extent possible.
The most recent financial year the satellite accounts could be produced for is currently 2008-09. The ability to produce the satellite accounts in future years depends on the continued availability of various input data.
State and territory splits of Australian estimates could potentially be developed for each of the four components using a breakdown of the source data or other indicators. This would need to be assessed further once Australian accounts are developed.
Some of the details stakeholders are seeking about the composition of headline measures are not currently collected or compiled (e.g. sources of incomes and types of expenses in certain industries, and data on industry assets and liabilities). There are also a number of areas where data should ideally be updated or its quality improved. Most of these can be remedied with funding but in some cases the expense may be prohibitive. The gaps and remedies are covered in section 5.
An objective of the feasibility study is to determine the investment priorities in this area of statistics so stakeholders can share a coherent longer-term investment strategy. The ABS believes the investment priorities are to develop the first satellite accounts and the information technology infrastructure needed to produce the accounts efficiently in the future. After the satellite accounts are ‘up and running’ the priority would be to expand the information included in the accounts (e.g. adding details on types of income and expenses) and to improve or maintain the quality of key data inputs. The investment priorities are covered in section 6.
Feedback or inquiries from stakeholders about this discussion paper are welcome and will be considered for an upcoming ABS information paper on this topic. Feedback or inquiries should be forwarded by 30 August 2013 to:
National Centre for Culture and Recreation Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
GPO Box 2272
Adelaide SA 5001
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This page last updated 13 June 2013