Australian Bureau of Statistics
8649.0 - Libraries and Museums, Australia, 1996-97
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/08/1998
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In addition, the library activities of local government authorities were included in the survey, even though local government authorities are defined to another class in ANZSIC. However, libraries with restricted access such as those operated by educational institutions (universities and schools) and libraries operated by businesses and organisations for internal reference purposes were excluded from this survey.
In summary, the types of organisations included in this survey were grouped as follows:
There were 564 organisations providing library or archive services at the end of June 1997. These 564 organisations operated from 1,468 locations. The great majority (93%) of these organisations were public libraries, which operated from 1,427 locations at the end of June 1997.
Organisations providing library or archival services employed 11,877 persons, consisting of 6,969 (59%) persons working on a full-time basis and 4,908 on a part-time basis. Total income of these organisations in 1996-97 was $667 million, of which $597 million (90%) was from government funding. The major expense item was wages and salaries of $327 million which represented 52% of the total expenses of $631 million. The industry gross product (IGP) of libraries in 1996-97 was $406 million.
1.1 LIBRARIES, By Type
1.2 KEY AGGREGATES, Libraries
Museums are defined in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industry Classification (ANZSIC) as businesses and organisations whose main activity is the operation of art museums, museums and historic houses. In addition, museum activities of local government authorities, where their operations had paid staff, were included in the survey, even though local government authorities are defined to another class in ANZSIC.
There are many smaller museums operated by local historical societies and other not-for-profit organisations which are run by volunteers and do not employ any staff. These non-employing museums were not included in this survey. However, the ABS intends to conduct a survey of non-employing museums in respect of 1997-98.
Organisations providing museum services employed 5,636 persons at the end of June 1997 and a further 8,443 persons worked on a voluntary basis in June 1997. Total income for these organisations was $425 million, of which $271 million (64%) was from government funding. The major expense item was labour costs of $181 million which represented 45% of total expenses. The industry gross product of museums in 1996-–97 was $199 million.
In 1996-97, there were almost 17 million admissions to museum locations, 51% of which were paid admissions.
2.1 MUSEUMS, By Type
2.2 KEY AGGREGATES, Museums
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