Film and Video Production

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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW

Periodic surveys of selected service industries are undertaken in response to specifically identified user needs for data that support in-depth studies of individual service industries and/or activities for use in micro-economic analysis and policy formulation.


    PURPOSE
The Film and Video Production and Post Production Survey is an adhoc survey which collects financial, employment and production activity information about businesses that generate income predominantly from Film and Video Production, the provision of Post Production Services, and other film and video activities. The Film and Video production survey is usually conducted in conjunction with the Television services survey. The main focus of the survey is to collect and publish estimates of the composition of the income generated by these businesses, details of expenses incurred and the characteristics of film and video production and post-production services.


    SCOPE
The survey's scope includes businesses that generate income predominantly from Film and Video Production, the provision of Post Production Services, and other film and video activities. These businesses are classified according to Class 5511 (Motion Picture and Video Production) and Class 5514 (Post-production Services and Other Motion Picture and Video Activities) of the 2006 edition of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), which cover the following activities:

Motion Picture (Film) and Video ProductionPost-production Services and Other Motion Picture (Film) and Video Activities
  • Motion picture production
  • Television commerical production
  • Televsion program production
  • Video production
  • Computer graphic, animation and special effect production and post-production service
  • Developing and printing motion picture film
  • Film or video transfer service
  • Motion picture film reproducing
  • Motion picture or video editing service
  • Post-production facility, motion picture or video
  • Closed captioning, sound dubbing, subtitling and/or titling service
  • Teleproduction service
  • Video conversion service

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework

    Main outputs

    Results from the survey are published in Television, Film and Video Production, Australia (cat. no. 8679.0).

    Outputs include:

    • summary of operations
    • sources of income
    • items of expenditure
    • characteristics of employment
    • main activity of persons employed
    • selected statistics by employment size groupings
    • selected performance ratios
    • production activity data
      • film and video and television production activity
      • selected statistics for productions made specifically for television
    • state and territory details

    Classifications

    The industry classification used is the Australian and New Zealand Industrial Classification (ANZSIC).

    Other concepts (summary)
    Not applicable

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Australia
    New South Wales
    Victoria
    Queensland
    South Australia
    Western Australia
    Tasmania
    Northern Territory
    ACT

    Comments and/or Other Regions
    Not applicable

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Adhoc

    Frequency comments
    Collection is irregular.

    COLLECTION HISTORY
    This is the fourth collection of the Film and Video Production survey.

    Previous surveys on film and video production were conducted in respect of the 1999-2000, 1993-1994, 1996-1997 and 2002-03 reference years.

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments



    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    07/09/2007 03:32 PM