8679.0 - Film, Television and Digital Games, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/07/2013   
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This publication presents results from an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey of businesses mainly engaged in film and video production and post-production services and an ABS census of businesses mainly engaged in television broadcasting, television channel provision and digital game development. This collection was funded by Screen Australia and was conducted in respect of the 2011-12 financial year. This is the sixth time the ABS has conducted some form of this collection, and the second time that digital game development has been included after its introduction in 2006-07. Previous statistics were released for the 2006-07, 2002-03, 1999-2000, 1996-97 and 1993-94 financial years.


The 2011-12 Film, Television and Digital Games Survey includes several changes when compared against the previous iteration of this collection, published in Television, Film and Video Production and Post-Production Services, Australia 2006-07 (cat.no. 8679.0).

  • Businesses engaged mainly in the activity of television channel provision were previously included in the scope of production activity estimates only, and excluded from the scope of financial and employment estimates. These businesses are now in scope for all items in the 2011-12 survey, and form part of Subscription broadcasters and channel providers.
  • The digital games industry was previously covered in a separate publication, Digital Game Development Services, Australia, 2006-07 (cat.no. 8515.0).

Full details of the changes can be found in Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 35-41.


The ABS welcomes comments and suggestions from users regarding this release. These comments should be addressed to the Director, Annual Integrated Collections Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 2796Y, Melbourne, VIC 3001.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.