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Cinema industry trends
Multiplex sites by state

2006–2016

Next update March 2018


2016

  1–3 screens 4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 280 100% 93 100% 75 100% 50 100%
NSW/ACT 82 29% 27 29% 26 35% 16 33%
Vic 66 24% 18 19% 16 21% 19 37%
Qld 52 19% 26 28% 16 21% 10 20%
SA 36 13% 3 3% 8 11% 2 4%
WA 39 14% 11 12% 6 8% 3 6%
Tas 0 0% 5 5% 2 3% 0 0%
NT 5 2% 3 3% 1 1% 0 0%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures are based on annual data accessed in January 2017 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

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2015

  1–3 screens 4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 279 100% 92 100% 72 100% 49 100%
NSW/ACT 84 30% 27 29% 26 36% 16 33%
Vic 64 23% 19 21% 15 21% 18 37%
Qld 50 18% 26 28% 14 19% 10 20%
SA 36 13% 1 1% 8 11% 2 4%
WA 40 14% 11 12% 6 8% 3 6%
Tas 0 0% 5 5% 2 3% 0 0%
NT 5 2% 3 3% 1 1% 0 0%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures are based on annual data accessed in February 2016 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

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2014

  1–3 screens 4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 274 100% 92 100% 71 100% 48 100%
NSW/ACT 81 30% 28 30% 26 37% 15 31%
Vic 63 23% 19 21% 14 20% 18 38%
Qld 49 18% 25 27% 14 20% 10 21%
SA 36 13% 1 1% 8 11% 2 4%
WA 40 15% 11 12% 6 8% 3 6%
Tas 0 0% 5 5% 2 3% 0 0%
NT 5 2% 3 3% 1 1% 0 0%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures are based on annual data accessed on 5 February 2015 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

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2013

  1–3 screens 4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 270 100% 94 100% 69 100% 49 100%
NSW/ACT 74 27% 28 30% 25 36% 15 31%
Vic 65 24% 20 21% 13 19% 19 39%
Qld 49 18% 24 26% 14 20% 10 20%
SA 39 14% 1 1% 8 12% 2 4%
WA 38 14% 13 14% 6 9% 3 6%
Tas 0 0% 5 5% 2 3% 0 0%
NT 5 2% 3 3% 1 1% 0 0%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures are based on annual data accessed on 22 January 2014 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

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2012

  1–3 screens 4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 267 100% 96 100% 62 100% 49 100%
NSW/ACT 78 29% 26 27% 22 35% 16 33%
Vic 61 23% 22 23% 12 19% 19 39%
Qld 50 19% 24 25% 12 19% 10 20%
SA 36 13% 2 2% 8 13% 1 2%
WA 37 14% 13 14% 6 10% 3 6%
Tas 0 0% 6 6% 1 2% 0 0%
NT 5 2% 3 3% 1 2% 0 0%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures are based on annual data accessed on 21 January 2013 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

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2011

  1–3 screens 4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 267 100% 97 100% 62 100% 48 100%
NSW/ACT 78 29% 27 28% 22 35% 15 31%
Vic 61 23% 22 23% 12 19% 19 40%
Qld 50 19% 24 25% 12 19% 10 21%
SA 36 13% 2 2% 8 13% 1 2%
WA 37 14% 13 13% 6 10% 3 6%
Tas 0 0% 6 6% 1 2% 0 0%
NT 5 2% 3 3% 1 2% 0 0%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures are based on annual data accessed on 19 January 2012 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

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2010

  1–3 screens 4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 274 100% 98 100% 61 100% 48 100%
NSW/ACT 79 29% 27 28% 22 36% 15 31%
Vic 62 23% 23 23% 11 18% 19 40%
Qld 50 18% 24 24% 12 20% 10 21%
SA 40 15% 2 2% 8 13% 1 2%
WA 38 14% 13 13% 6 10% 3 6%
Tas 0 0% 6 6% 1 2% 0 0%
NT 5 2% 3 3% 1 2% 0 0%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures are based on annual data accessed on 24 January 2011 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

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2009

  1–3 screens 4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 286 100% 100 100% 58 100% 48 100%
NSW/ACT 81 28% 27 27% 19 33% 15 31%
Vic 67 23% 23 23% 11 19% 19 40%
Qld 48 17% 25 25% 12 21% 10 21%
SA 44 15% 3 3% 8 14% 1 2%
WA 41 14% 13 13% 6 10% 3 6%
Tas 0 0% 6 6% 1 2% 0 0%
NT 5 2% 3 3% 1 2% 0 0%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures are based on annual data accessed on 1 February 2010 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

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2008

  1–3 screens 4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 287 100% 102 100% 57 100% 47 100%
NSW/ACT 81 28% 28 27% 19 33% 15 32%
Vic 67 23% 23 23% 11 19% 19 40%
Qld 48 17% 26 25% 12 21% 9 19%
SA 46 16% 3 3% 8 14% 1 2%
WA 40 14% 13 13% 5 9% 3 6%
Tas 0 0% 6 6% 1 2% 0 0%
NT 5 2% 3 3% 1 2% 0 0%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures are based on annual data accessed on 6 February 2009 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

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2007

  1–3 screens 4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 284 100% 98 100% 56 100% 47 100%
NSW/ACT 81 29% 26 27% 19 34% 15 32%
Vic 66 23% 22 22% 10 18% 19 40%
Qld 46 16% 25 26% 12 21% 9 19%
SA 46 16% 3 3% 8 14% 1 2%
WA 40 14% 13 13% 5 9% 3 6%
Tas 0 0% 6 6% 1 2% 0 0%
NT 5 2% 3 3% 1 2% 0 0%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures are based on annual data accessed on 14 January 2008 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

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2006

  1–3 screens 4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 293 100% 97 100% 56 100% 48 100%
NSW/ACT 88 30% 25 26% 20 36% 15 31%
Vic 66 23% 22 23% 10 18% 20 42%
Qld 47 16% 25 26% 12 21% 9 19%
SA 44 15% 4 4% 7 13% 1 2%
WA 42 14% 13 13% 5 9% 3 6%
Tas 1 0% 5 5% 1 2% 0 0%
NT 5 2% 3 3% 1 2% 0 0%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures are based on annual data accessed in January 2007 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

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