2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Mar 2004  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/03/2004   
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The 2001 Census collects information relating to the industry and occupation of employment of the Australian population. Employment in Culture, Australia, (cat. no. 6273.0) presents summary data relating to selected cultural occupations and/or industries.

For the purposes of this publication, cultural occupations and industries include those people predominantly involved in artistic or creative activities and those who are engaged in heritage activities. Examples of cultural occupations include architects, music teachers and graphic designers. Examples of cultural industries include book publishing, film and video production, music and theatre production.

The publication contains a wealth of information relating to the number of culturally employed people in Australia by industry and occupation, with cross classification variables such as age, income and hours worked.

The information gathered from the 2001 Census shows that 3.1% of the population aged 15 years and over worked in a cultural occupation as their main job. The largest cultural industries in terms of number of people employed were newspapers, book and stationery retailing and architectural services industry.

Further information is available in Employment in Culture, Australia, (cat. no. 6273.0) which is available for purchase on the ABS web site.