FUNDING PER PERSON
In 2010-11 the estimate of cultural expenditure per person, by state and territory governments, was $140.60. This was a slight increase on expenditure per person in 2009-10 ($140.30) and an increase on 2008-09 ($135.30). In 2010-11 expenditure per person for Heritage fell to $106.00 from $110.80 in 2009-10, but rose for Arts to $34.60 from $29.50. (Tables 3 and 4)
Total expenditure on cultural activities by individual state and territory governments generally reflects population size with the more highly populated states spending the most in absolute terms. However, on a per person basis, the smaller states and territories had relatively higher levels of expenditure.
In 2010-11 the highest estimate of cultural expenditure per person was in the Northern Territory ($338.60) followed by the Australian Capital Territory ($245.30), Western Australia ($240.00) and Tasmania ($224.30).
CULTURAL EXPENDITURE PER PERSON,
By state and territory government(a) -