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Employment trends
Hours worked

Proportions of employees by hours worked per week, by industry, 1991–2011

Next update December 2017

Selected audiovisual industries
Film and video production and post-production services
Film and video distribution
Film exhibition
Television broadcasting
Video hire

Selected audiovisual industries, 1996–2011

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2011, 56 per cent of people in the selected audiovisual industries1 were employed 35 hours or more. Since 1996, the proportion of people working 1–15 hours rose from 14 to 20 per cent. In contrast, the proportion of people working 35 hours or more fell from 65 to 56 per cent.

  None 1–15 hrs 16–24 hrs 25–34 hrs 35 hrs & over Not stated
1996 3% 14% 8% 8% 65% 1%
2001 3% 19% 10% 9% 57% 2%
2006 3% 21% 11% 9% 54% 2%
2011 4% 20% 10% 9% 56% 1%

Source: Compiled by Screen Australia using unpublished data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Censuses of Population and Housing, 1996–2011.

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data. Figures may not total exactly due to rounding.
1. ‘Selected audiovisual industries’ includes film and video production and post-production services, film and video distribution, film exhibition, television broadcasting, video hire and not further defined audiovisual categories. Industry definitions used by the ABS have changed over time. See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.

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Film and video production and post-production services, 1991–2011

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2011, 73 per cent of people in film and video production and post-production services1 were employed 35 hours or more. Proportions have remained steady since 1991 in terms of the number of hours worked, whether part-time or full-time.

  None 1–15 hrs 16–24 hrs 25–34 hrs 35 hrs & over Not stated
1991 2% 8% 6% 7% 76% 1%
1996 2% 8% 7% 8% 75% 1%
2001 4% 9% 7% 9% 71% 1%
2006 2% 8% 7% 8% 72% 2%
Production 2% 8% 8% 8% 72% 2%
Post-production 3% 7% 5% 8% 74% 2%
2011 2% 8% 7% 8% 73% 1%
Production 2% 8% 7% 8% 73% 1%
Post-production 3% 7% 5% 7% 77% 1%

Source: Compiled by Screen Australia using unpublished data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Censuses of Population and Housing, 1991–2011.

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data. Figures may not total exactly due to rounding.
Breakout data on production and post-production was available for the first time in 2006.
1. Industry definitions used by the ABS have changed over time. See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.

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Film and video distribution, 1991–2011

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2011, 75 per cent of people in the film and video distribution1 industry were employed 35 hours or more. Proportions have remained steady since 1991 in terms of the number of hours worked, whether part-time or full-time.

  None 1–15 hrs 16–24 hrs 25–34 hrs 35 hrs & over Not stated
1991 2% 7% 5% 5% 80% 1%
1996 2% 8% 7% 7% 75% 1%
2001 3% 10% 8% 7% 71% 2%
2006 1% 7% 7% 7% 76% 2%
2011 3% 5% 5% 10% 75% 2%

Source: Compiled by Screen Australia using unpublished data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Censuses of Population and Housing, 1991–2011.

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data. Figures may not total exactly due to rounding.
1. Industry definitions used by the ABS have changed over time. See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.

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Film exhibition, 1991–2011

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2011, 25 per cent of people in the film exhibition1 industry were employed 35 hours or more (down from 40 per cent in 1991). The largest proportion worked 1–15 hours (41 per cent, up from 31 per cent a decade earlier).

  None 1–15 hrs 16–24 hrs 25–34 hrs 35 hrs & over Not stated
1991 3% 31% 16% 9% 40% 2%
1996 3% 36% 17% 12% 30% 1%
2001 3% 33% 15% 12% 35% 2%
2006 4% 40% 14% 11% 28% 2%
2011 5% 41% 16% 12% 25% 2%

Source: Compiled by Screen Australia using unpublished data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Censuses of Population and Housing, 1991–2011.

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data. Figures may not total exactly due to rounding.
1. Industry definitions used by the ABS have changed over time. See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.

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Television broadcasting, 1991–2011

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2011, 77 per cent of people in the television broadcasting1 industry were employed 35 hours or more. Despite a slight fall in the proportion of people working those hours, the proportions of hours worked have remained relatively steady since 1991, whether full-time or part-time.

  None 1–15 hrs 16–24 hrs 25–34 hrs 35 hrs & over Not stated
1991 3% 4% 4% 3% 84% 1%
1996 3% 4% 4% 5% 83% 1%
2001 4% 5% 6% 6% 78% 1%
2006 4% 4% 6% 6% 78% 1%
Free-to-air 4% 4% 6% 6% 79% 1%
Subscription 3% 3% 7% 8% 76% 2%
2011 4% 5% 6% 7% 77% 1%
Free-to-air 4% 5% 6% 7% 77% 1%
Subscription 4% 4% 7% 8% 77% 1%

Source: Compiled by Screen Australia using unpublished data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Censuses of Population and Housing, 1991–2011.

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data. Figures may not total exactly due to rounding.
Breakout data on free-to-air and subscription broadcasting was available for the first time in 2006.
1. Industry definitions used by the ABS have changed over time. See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.

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Video hire, 1996–2011

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2011, 23 per cent of people in the video hire1 industry were employed 35 hours or more (down from 39 per cent in 1996). The largest proportion worked 1–15 hours (47 per cent, up from 32 per cent a decade earlier).

  None 1–15 hrs 16–24 hrs 25–34 hrs 35 hrs & over Not stated
1996 2% 32% 15% 11% 39% 1%
2001 2% 38% 16% 11% 30% 2%
2006 3% 43% 17% 10% 25% 2%
2011 3% 47% 15% 11% 23% 2%

Source: Compiled by Screen Australia using unpublished data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Censuses of Population and Housing, 1996–2011.

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data. Figures may not total exactly due to rounding.
Video hire was available as a separate industry classification for the first time in 1996.
1. Industry definitions used by the ABS have changed over time. See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.

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