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Cinema industry DATA AVAILABLE FROM OTHER SOURCES

As well as the data published and updated by Screen Australia, information on cinema is also available from other sources. Find out more below.

Historical data compiled from these sources by Screen Australia and its predecessor agency the Australian Film Commission is available In the archive.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia’s official national statistical agency.

A wide range of information can be accessed through the ABS website free of charge, including census data, reports from one-off and ongoing surveys and time series spreadsheets. Most of the publications are identified by a catalogue number.

Unpublished data may also be accessed, for a charge, from the ABS.

Motion Picture Exhibition, Australia (cat. no 8654.0): The most recent release of this publication presents results for 1999/00 from a Service Industry Survey (SIS) of businesses mainly engaged in screening motion pictures in cinemas and drive-in theatres. No future releases are scheduled. Screen Australia published selected data from the 1999/00 report and previous surveys.
Read full report on ABS website, including explanatory notes and previous releases.

Australian Government 'Classification' website

A range of information relating to classification can be accessed through the Australian Government’s Classification website.

This includes material from the Classification Board, a statutory authority within the Federal Government that is responsible for the classification of all film and computer games before they are made legally available to the public – a role previously performed by the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC).

Information about the classification of feature films, including the numbers of films submitted, can be sourced from the annual reports of the Classification Board and the Classification Review Board.