Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ABS: Arts and Culture in Australia Statistical Overview 2011

Recently the Australian Bureau of Statistics released their statistical over view of arts and culture in Australia for 2011 which actually covers the period of 2009 to 2010. Some interesting points from the report include:

  • Overall Australian households spent 4% of their overall expenditure on cultural goods and services
  • In total $402.9 million was spent on recorded music
  • In total $827.6 million was spent on concert fees and charges
  • Exports of cultural goods in 2009-10 totalled $539.8m, or 0.3% of all goods exported from Australia, while cultural imports totalled $2,436.6m, or 1.2% of all goods imported into Australia
  • Total music sales in Australia for the year ending 31st December 2009 were $446,112,000. $366,868,000 was made on physical products and just $79,244,000 was made on digital products.

Further Reading

Australian Bureau of Statistics, 4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2011 (19 December 2012) <> at 22 February 2012

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