Census of Population and Housing
The 2006 Census of Population and Housing found that there were 234 people employed in the Music publishing industry, 2,286 people employed in the Reproduction of recorded media industry, and 814 people employed in the sound recording industry. The majority of people employed the industry worked in cultural occupations (61%) compared to only 15% of those employed in Music publishing and 13% of those employed in Reproduction of recorded media.
Census employment figures relate only to the main job a person was doing in the week before Census Night. This means that people involved in the industry as part of a second job are excluded. Another indicator of the number of people employed in the industry is the ABS Manufacturing Industry Survey which found 3,800 people working in the recorded media manufacturing and publishing industry in June 2001.