In 2011-12, the estimate of cultural expenditure by the Northern Territory Government was $87.9m, an increase of 13% from 2010-11. The 2011-12 estimate was 3% of the total of state and territory expenditure on cultural activities. Recurrent expenses accounted for 85% of Northern Territory Government cultural expenditure. The estimate of per person expenditure by the Northern Territory Government was $377.90.
In 2011-12, the estimate of expenditure by the Northern Territory Government on Heritage activities increased by 6% to $72.6m. Expenditure on Environmental heritage increased by 12% from $38.4m in 2010-11 to $43.2m and accounted for 60% of Northern Territory Heritage expenditure in 2011-12. Partially offsetting this movement was a drop in expenditure on Other museums and cultural heritage, down 7% ($0.9m) from the 2010-11 level.
NT GOVERNMENT HERITAGE EXPENDITURE
In 2011-12, the estimate of expenditure of Northern Territory Government funds for Arts activities rose 66% to $15.3m. Whilst increased expenditure was reported in the majority of funding categories between 2010-11 and 2011-12, the largest contributors to this movement were the categories of Other arts and Music composition and publishing with increases of $2.5m and $1.3m respectively. Expenditure on Other arts accounted for almost one third (32%) of all Arts expenditure by the Northern Territory Government in 2011-12.
NT GOVERNMENT ARTS EXPENDITURE,
By selected categories