At the end of June 2004, there were 532 local government libraries and eight national and state libraries operating in Australia. The local government libraries operated from 1,717 locations, while the national and state libraries had a total of 17 locations.
At the end of June 2004, there were eight national and state archives operating in Australia. State specific data on archives are not available for this collection due to confidentiality requirements. Data on the archives operated by universities, local governments, commercial organisations and collecting institutions (e.g. state libraries) are also not available.
10.5 LOCAL GOVERNMENT LIBRARIES, Number of locations - June 2004
|New South Wales |
|South Australia |
|Western Australia |
|Northern Territory |
|Australian Capital Territory |
|Total Australia |
|* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution |
|- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells) |
|np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated |
|Source: Public Libraries, Australia, 2003-04 (cat. no. 8561.0). |