Australian Bureau of Statistics
8697.0 - Performing Arts, Australia, 1999-2000
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/09/2001
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Performing Arts generate $1.6 billion in income
During 1999-2000, Australian performing arts industries earned $1,634m in total income according to a publication released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The publication, Performing Arts Industries, Australia, found music and theatre production organisations generated $505m, followed by the performing arts venues businesses ($316m); and performing arts festivals of greater than 2 days duration ($103m). Other services to the arts businesses such as ticketing agency operators, casting agency operators, costume designers, etc generated income of $710m.
Total expenses for the performing arts industries was $1,584m. The major individual expense items in these industries were wages and salaries ($364m) and contract payments to performers, artists and production companies ($166m). Other significant expenses incurred by the performing arts industries were rent leasing and hiring expenses ($96m) and advertising, marketing and promotion expenses ($90m).
Overall the operating profit before tax for the performing arts industries was $50.4m, which represented an operating profit margin of 4.8 per cent.
Other findings from the publication include:
Further details are found in Performing Arts Industries, Australia, 1999-2000 (cat. no. 8697.0). If you wish to purchase a copy of this publication contact the ABS Bookshop in your capital city.
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