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2006–2011

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

Selected audiovisual industries, top 50 by number


2011

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2011, there were 45,856 people employed in the selected audiovisual industries1. Of these, 76 per cent worked in the top 50 occupations, ranked by number, as listed below. The number of people working as rental salespersons rose by 247 per cent since the 2006 Census, while sales assistants fell by 76 per cent.

  Selected audiovisual industries1 All other industries2
Men Women Total % change
2006–2011
Men Women Total
Total employed in all occupations 24,425 21,431 45,856 2% 5,366,669 4,691,656 10,058,325
Rental salesperson 1,529 2,665 4,194 247% 2,348 2,351 4,699
Media producer (excluding video) 1,765 1,610 3,375 17% 2,142 1,404 3,546
Ticket seller 1,164 1,806 2,970 96% 4,137 8,741 12,878
Sales assistant (general) 606 1,182 1,788 -76% 138,987 316,137 455,124
Film and video editor 1,267 391 1,658 <1% 408 146 554
Retail manager (general) 707 773 1,480 -36% 99,675 87,638 187,313
Camera operator (film, television or video) 1,145 68 1,213 18% 342 39 381
Director (film, television, radio or stage) 871 258 1,129 16% 487 206 693
Television journalist 498 518 1,016 4% 43 64 107
Cinema or theatre manager 476 532 1,008 15% 182 222 404
Ticket collector or usher 597 408 1,005 -18% 939 874 1,813
Motion picture projectionist 711 120 831 -5% 48 9 57
Production assistant
(film, television, radio or stage)
244 571 815 6% 143 169 312
Sales and marketing manager 256 355 611 21% 58,217 30,959 89,176
Video producer 417 135 552 31% 309 101 410
Performing arts technicians, nec 384 153 537 37% 754 186 940
Sound technician 480 49 529 <1% 2,207 139 2,346
Graphic designer 345 162 507 27% 12,000 13,006 25,006
Media professionals, nfd 292 199 491 40% 612 986 1,598
Program director (television or radio) 222 253 475 6% 342 270 612
Illustrator 355 65 420 71% 990 360 1,350
Sales representative (business services) 184 229 413 -11% 5,505 5,053 10,558
Accountant (general) 153 251 404 8% 64,521 60,894 125,415
General clerk 58 335 393 -9% 32,042 203,948 235,990
Sales workers, nfd 134 258 392 -26% 2,094 1,382 3,476
Journalists and other writers, nfd 154 228 382 48% 819 925 1,744
Checkout operator 119 259 378 84% 24,040 81,745 105,785
Actor 207 137 344 32% 727 540 1,267
Corporate general manager 238 94 332 -6% 30,726 11,147 41,873
Cabler (data and telecommunications) 305 10 315 19% 2,451 67 2,518
Accounts clerk 57 252 309 7% 14,429 82,983 97,412
Telecommunications technician 280 23 303 0% 10,649 354 11,003
Television presenter 175 126 301 17% 60 39 99
Personal assistant 10 291 301 2% 1,020 48,607 49,627
Electronic engineering technician 271 16 287 11% 3,738 287 4,025
Technical director 231 31 262 12% 100 32 132
Film, television, radio and stage directors, nec 187 75 262 19% 257 104 361
Office manager 38 221 259 9% 15,203 92,770 107,973
Chief executive or managing director 212 46 258 10% 37,963 9,073 47,036
Marketing specialist 74 184 258 40% 15,104 21,707 36,811
Production clerk 81 167 248 116% 2,058 2,014 4,072
Inquiry clerk 71 176 247 22% 16,108 37,511 53,619
Broadcast transmitter operator 183 62 245 14% 68 23 91
Director of photography 220 15 235 20% 60 7 67
Waiter 74 154 228 93% 20,940 72,440 93,380
Finance manager 102 124 226 15% 23,948 17,804 41,752
Public relations professional 70 153 223 10% 4,514 11,457 15,971
Radio journalist 86 135 221 9% 159 222 381
Bookkeeper 17 201 218 25% 6,810 76,049 82,859
Journalists and other writers, nec 86 127 213 -17% 632 861 1,493
Total employed in these occupations 18,408 16,653 35,061 1% 662,057 1,304,052 1,966,109

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

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data.
nec – not elsewhere classified.
nfd – not further defined.
See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.
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.
2. Includes all other Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) industries.

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2006

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2006, there were 45,088 people employed in the selected audiovisual industries1. Of these, 77 per cent worked in the top 50 occupations, ranked by number, as listed below. The largest proportion (17 per cent) was sales assistants, with the majority working in video hire. Most sales assistants were women – although, at 65 per cent, this was slightly less that the proportion of women in other industries (70 per cent).

  Selected audiovisual industries1 All other industries2
Men Women Total Men Women Total
Sales assistant (general) 2,634 4,832 7,466 128,850 306,578 435,428
Media producer (excluding video) 1,562 1,317 2,879 1,632 1,085 2,717
Retail manager (general) 1,131 1,183 2,314 97,023 79,989 177,012
Ticket seller 554 963 1,517 3,612 7,617 11,229
Film and video editor 1,044 313 1,357 318 113 431
Ticket collector or usher 673 556 1,229 865 782 1,647
Rental salesperson 483 725 1,208 1,668 1,707 3,375
Camera operator (film, television or video) 973 54 1,027 310 50 360
Television journalist 490 492 982 35 41 76
Director (film, television, radio or stage) 742 233 975 525 214 739
Cinema or theatre manager 434 440 874 173 178 351
Motion picture projectionist 744 127 871 28 3 31
Production assistant
(film, television, radio or stage)
208 564 772 132 152 284
Sound technician 477 51 528 2,981 234 3,215
Sales workers, nfd 175 352 527 1,167 997 2,164
Sales and marketing manager 251 254 505 53,954 24,731 78,685
Sales representative (business services) 226 237 463 5,374 4,960 10,334
Program director (television or radio) 225 223 448 350 225 575
General clerk 89 341 430 31,055 174,805 205,860
Video producer 341 81 422 222 76 298
Graphic designer 225 173 398 11,094 10,846 21,940
Performing arts technicians, nec 291 101 392 340 99 439
Accountant (general) 138 235 373 60,244 52,175 112,419
Corporate general manager 253 99 352 27,351 8,489 35,840
Media professionals, nfd 212 138 350 485 692 1,177
Inquiry clerk 110 207 317 15,679 35,159 50,838
Telecommunications technician 280 23 303 12,461 466 12,927
Personal assistant 6 288 294 831 42,905 43,736
Accounts clerk 45 243 288 11,377 68,499 79,876
Receptionist (general) 7 262 269 2,561 77,121 79,682
Cabler (data and telecommunications) 258 6 264 1,897 56 1,953
Actor 153 107 260 633 431 1,064
Television presenter 142 116 258 51 43 94
Journalists and other writers, nfd 106 152 258 517 641 1,158
Electronic engineering technician 248 10 258 4,308 391 4,699
Illustrator 218 27 245 915 342 1,257
Office manager 30 207 237 12,415 79,622 92,037
Chief executive or managing director 192 42 234 38,642 7,553 46,195
Technical director 210 23 233 148 10 158
Film, television, radio and stage directors, nec 160 61 221 138 98 236
Television equipment operator 147 72 219 38 13 51
Broadcast transmitter operator 152 63 215 48 16 64
Electronic equipment trades worker 196 11 207 20,053 972 21,025
Checkout operator 47 158 205 19,477 66,531 86,008
Radio journalist 87 116 203 221 248 469
Public relations professional 62 141 203 4,070 9,416 13,486
Managers, nfd 139 61 200 34,173 14,989 49,162
Finance manager 117 79 196 23,512 15,198 38,710
Director of photography 185 11 196 39 8 47
Sales representatives, nec 86 101 187 27,503 10,911 38,414
Total employed in these occupations 17,958 16,671 34,629 661,495 1,108,477 1,769,972
Total employed in all occupations 23,409 21,679 45,088 4,887,719 4,171,365 9,059,084

Source: Compiled by Screen Australia using unpublished data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Census of Population and Housing, 2006.

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data.
nec – not elsewhere classified.
nfd – not further defined.
See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.
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.
2. Includes all other Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) industries.

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Film and video production and post-production services, top 10 by number


2011

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2011, there were 9,910 people employed in film and video production and post-production services. Of these, 59 per cent worked in the top 10 occupations, when ranked by number. In the production sector, the largest proportion (16 per cent) worked as media producers, while film and video editors represented the largest share (17 per cent) in the post-production sector.

Twenty-three per cent of media producers worked primarily in the production sector; 53 per cent were men - a similar proportion to media producers in other industries (58 per cent). One in 10 film and video editors worked primarily in the post-production sector; 75 per cent were men - again, similar to the proportion of male film and video editors in other industries (76 per cent).

  Film and video production and post-production services All other industries1
Men Women Total % change
2006–2011
Men Women Total % change
2006–2011
Production      
Media producer (excluding video) 831 758 1,589 12% 3,076 3,149 5,332 28%
Director (film, television, radio or stage) 548 138 686 24% 810 326 1,136 -2%
Film and video editor 522 139 661 23% 1,153 398 1,551 24%
Video producer 383 110 493 32% 343 126 469 36%
Camera operator (film, television or video) 421 38 459 37% 1,066 69 1,135 8%
Production assistant (film, television, radio or stage) 129 249 378 11% 258 491 749 5%
Performing arts technicians, nec 216 78 294 48% 922 261 1,183 87%
Illustrator 168 35 203 80% 1,177 390 1,567 17%
Sound technician 176 20 196 22% 2,511 168 2,679 -25%
Director of photography 151 12 163 16% 129 10 139 36%
Post-production      
Film and video editor 157 52 209 54% 1,518 485 2,003 21%
Illustrator 158 21 179 95% 1,187 404 1,591 13%
Graphic designer 61 15 76 192% 12,284 13,153 25,437 14%
Machine shorthand reporter 25 37 62 -15% 171 937 1,108 -11%
Media producer (excluding video) 23 14 37 -3% 3,884 3,000 6,884 24%
Performing arts technicians, nec 28 5 33 32% 1,110 334 1,444 79%
Chief executive or managing director 22 0 22 47% 38,153 9,119 47,272 2%
Sales and marketing manager 15 7 22 175% 58,458 31,307 89,765 13%
Multimedia designer 17 5 22 38% 1,326 1,079 2,405 42%
Sound technician 18 3 21 11% 2,669 185 2,854 -23%

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

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data.
nec – not elsewhere classified.
See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.
1. Includes all other Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) industries.

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2006

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2006, there were 8,262 people employed in film and video production and post-production services. Of these, 56 per cent worked in the top 10 occupations, when ranked by number. In the production sector, the largest proportion (19 per cent) worked as media producers, while film and video editors represented the largest share (15 per cent) in the post-production sector.

One in four media producers worked primarily in the production sector; 54 per cent were men – a similar proportion to media producers in other industries (58 per cent). Slightly fewer than one in 10 film and video editors worked primarily in the post-production sector; 75 per cent were men – again, similar to the proportion of male film and video editors in other industries (76 per cent).

  Film and video production and post-production services All other industries1
Men Women Total Men Women Total
Production
Media producer (excluding video) 766 657 1,423 2,428 1,745 4,173
Director (film, television, radio or stage) 435 120 555 832 327 1,159
Film and video editor 427 112 539 935 314 1,249
Video producer 300 74 374 263 83 346
Production assistant (film, television, radio or stage) 105 236 341 235 480 715
Camera operator (film, television or video) 314 22 336 969 82 1,051
Performing arts technicians, nec 146 53 199 485 147 632
Sound technician 147 14 161 3,311 271 3,582
Director of photography 130 11 141 94 8 102
Graphic designer 78 43 121 11,241 10,976 22,217
Post-production
Film and video editor 102 34 136 1,260 392 1,652
Illustrator 80 12 92 1,053 357 1,410
Machine shorthand reporter 28 45 73 134 1,113 1,247
Media producer (excluding video) 15 23 38 3,179 2,379 5,558
Graphic designer 21 5 26 11,298 11,014 22,312
Performing arts technicians, nec 17 8 25 614 192 806
Sound technician 16 3 19 3,442 282 3,724
Director (film, television, radio or stage) 17 0 17 1,250 447 1,697
Multimedia designer 11 5 16 1,067 624 1,691
Chief executive or managing director 12 3 15 38,822 7,592 46,414

Source: Compiled by Screen Australia using unpublished data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Census of Population and Housing, 2006.

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data.
nec – not elsewhere classified.
See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.
1. Includes all other Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) industries.

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Film and video distribution, top 10 by number


2011

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2011, there were 658 people employed in the film and video distribution industry which represents a 24 per cent decrease over the previous census period. Of these, 39 per cent worked in the top 10 occupations, when ranked by number. The largest proportion (9 per cent) was sales and marketing managers, 65 per cent of whom were women. This contrasts with the overall figure for other industries where men make up the majority (65 per cent) of sales and marketing managers.

  Film and video distribution All other industries1
Men Women Total % change
2006–2011
Men Women Total % change
2006–2011
Sales and marketing manager 21 39 60 -15% 58,452 31,275 89,727 13%
Sales representatives, nec 27 5 32 -18% 30,968 15,088 46,056 19%
Finance manager 9 14 23 15% 24,041 17,914 41,955 8%
Marketing specialist 0 22 22 -4% 15,178 21,869 37,047 25%
Accounts clerk 7 14 21 17% 14,479 83,221 97,700 22%
Storeperson 10 11 21 -56% 83750 18,643 102,393 6%
Retail manager (general) 6 14 20 -39% 100,376 88,397 188,773 5%
Accountant (general) 4 16 20 -13% 64,670 61,129 125,799 12%
Graphic designer 11 7 18 38% 12,334 13,161 25,495 14%
Public relations professional 3 15 18 6% 4,581 11,595 16,176 18%

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

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data.
nec – not elsewhere classified.
See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.
1. Includes all other Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) industries.

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2006

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2006, there were 871 people employed in the film and video distribution industry. Of these, 41 per cent worked in the top 10 occupations, when ranked by number. The largest proportion (8 per cent) was sales and marketing managers, 56 per cent of whom were women. This contrasts with the overall figure for other industries where men make up the majority (68 per cent) of sales and marketing managers.

  Film and video distribution All other industries1
Men Women Total Men Women Total
Sales and marketing manager 31 40 71 54,174 24,945 79,119
Storeperson 23 25 48 81,332 15,466 96,798
Sales assistant (general) 23 20 43 131,461 311,390 442,851
Sales representatives, nec 20 19 39 27,569 10,993 38,562
Retail manager (general) 22 11 33 98,132 81,161 179,293
Personal assistant 0 29 29 837 43,164 44,001
Chief executive or managing director 17 7 24 38,817 7,588 46,405
Sales demonstrator 0 24 24 1,274 8,764 10,038
Accountant (general) 9 14 23 60,373 52,396 112,769
Marketing specialist 7 16 23 13,032 16,678 29,710

Source: Compiled by Screen Australia using unpublished data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Census of Population and Housing, 2006.

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data.
nec – not elsewhere classified.
See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.
1. Includes all other Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) industries.

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Film exhibition, top 10 by number


2011

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2011, there were 9,877 people employed in the film exhibition industry. Of these, 76 per cent worked in the top 10 occupations, ranked by number. The largest proportion (30 per cent) was ticket sellers, 61 per cent of whom were women. This is slightly less than the proportion of women ticket sellers in other industries (68 per cent).

  Film exhibition All other industries1
Men Women Total % change
2006–2011
Men Women Total % change
2006–2011
Ticket seller 1,161 1,806 2,967 97% 4,140 8,741 12,881 15%
Ticket collector or usher 597 405 1,002 -18% 939 877 1,816 10%
Cinema or theatre manager 468 529 997 15% 190 225 415 17%
Motion picture projectionist 708 120 828 -5% 51 9 60 76%
Sales assistant (general) 199 483 682 -39% 139,394 316,836 456,230 3%
Sales workers, nfd 125 252 377 -26% 2103 1,388 3,491 60%
Waiter 74 145 219 86% 20,940 72,449 93,389 9%
Checkout operator 56 135 191 46% 24,103 81,869 105,972 23%
Commercial cleaner 77 80 157 40% 42,994 71,911 114,905 2%
Bar attendant 60 48 108 35% 21,260 25,062 46,322 -3%

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

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data.
nfd – not further defined.
See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.
1. Includes all other Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) industries.

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2006

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2006, there were 8,900 people employed in the film exhibition industry. Of these, 73 per cent worked in the top 10 occupations, ranked by number. The largest proportion (17 per cent) was ticket sellers, 63 per cent of whom were women. This is slightly less than the proportion of women ticket sellers in other industries (68 per cent).

  Film exhibition All other industries1
Men Women Total Men Women Total
Ticket seller 551 956 1,507 3,615 7,624 11,239
Ticket collector or usher 673 556 1,229 865 782 1,647
Sales assistant (general) 311 803 1,114 131,173 310,607 441,780
Cinema or theatre manager 430 440 870 177 178 355
Motion picture projectionist 741 127 868 31 3 34
Sales workers, nfd 166 341 507 1,176 1,008 2,184
Checkout operator 27 104 131 19,497 66,585 86,082
Waiter 42 76 118 18,039 67,975 86,014
Commercial cleaner 55 57 112 41,982 70,514 112,496
Bar attendant 37 43 80 20,875 26,795 47,670

Source: Compiled by Screen Australia using unpublished data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Census of Population and Housing, 2006.

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data.
nfd – not further defined.
See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.
1. Includes all other Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) industries.

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Television broadcasting, top 10 by number


2011

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2011, there were 17,295 people employed across the free-to-air and subscription television sectors that comprise the television broadcasting industry, representing an overall 11 per cent increase since the 2006 Census. Of these, 41 per cent worked in the top 10 combined occupations from the two sectors, ranked by number. The largest proportion in the free-to-air sector (11 per cent) was media producers while cablers (data and communication) represented the largest share in the subscription sector (9 per cent).

Around one in five media producers worked primarily in the free-to-air sector; 51 per cent were men - lower than the proportion of media producers in other industries (58 per cent). In the subscription sector, 97 per cent of cablers (data and communication) were men which was equal to the proportion of male cablers (data and communication) in other industries.

  Television broadcasting All other industries1
Men Women Total % change
2006–2011
Men Women Total % change
2006–2011
Free-to-air      
Media producer (excluding video) 778 758 1,536 24% 3,129 2,256 5,385 24%
Television journalist 462 496 958 3% 79 86 165 26%
Camera operator (film, television or video) 652 30 682 9% 835 77 912 20%
Film and video editor 503 175 678 15% 1,172 362 1,534 28%
Program director (television or radio) 192 215 407 5% 372 308 680 7%
Sales representative (business services) 175 211 386 -9% 5,514 5,071 10,585 2%
Production assistant (film, television, radio or stage) 86 276 362 1% 301 464 765 10%
Journalists and other writers, nfd 143 212 355 39% 830 941 1,771 53%
Media professionals, nfd 168 130 298 49% 736 1,055 1,791 35%
Director (film, television, radio or stage) 218 77 295 18% 1,140 387 1,527 4%
Subscription      
Cabler (data and telecommunications) 288 10 298 22% 2,468 67 2,535 29%
Media producer (excluding video) 101 55 156 29% 3,806 2,959 6,765 24%
Inquiry clerk 36 115 151 -29% 16,143 37,572 53,715 5%
Sales and marketing manager 49 61 110 38% 58,424 31,253 89,677 13%
Call or contact centre operator 26 73 99 -15% 7,062 15,531 22,593 24%
Telecommunications technician 67 5 72 -34% 10,862 372 11,234 -14%
Sales representative (personal and household goods) 31 34 65 -23% 18,891 11,173 30,064 -4%
Film and video editor 56 9 65 27% 1,619 528 2,147 24%
Television presenter 40 14 54 93% 195 151 346 7%
Electronic engineering technician 48 4 52  49% 3,961 299 4,260 -13%

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

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data.
nfd – not further defined.
See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.
1. Includes all other Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) industries.

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2006

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2006, there were 15,575 people employed across the free-to-air and subscription television sectors that comprise the television broadcasting industry. Of these, 41 per cent worked in the top 10 combined occupations from the two sectors, ranked by number. The largest proportion in the free-to-air sector (10 per cent) was media producers while cablers (data and communication) represented the largest share in the subscription sector (8 per cent).

Around one in five media producers worked primarily in the free-to-air sector; 54 per cent were men – a similar proportion to media producers in other industries (57 per cent). In the subscription sector, 98 per cent of cablers (data and communication) were men – again, similar to the proportion of male cablers (data and communication) in other industries (97 per cent).

  Television broadcasting All other industries1
Men Women Total Men Women Total
Free-to-air
Media producer (excluding video) 673 563 1,236 2,521 1,839 4,360
Television journalist 462 465 927 63 68 131
Camera operator (film, television or video) 596 29 625 687 75 762
Film and video editor 443 147 590 919 279 1,198
Sales representative (business services) 207 215 422 5,393 4,982 10,375
Program director (television or radio) 193 194 387 382 254 636
Production assistant (film, television, radio or stage) 78 281 359 262 435 697
Sound technician 246 28 274 3,212 257 3,469
Journalists and other writers, nfd 106 149 255 517 644 1,161
Director (film, television, radio or stage) 193 57 250 1,074 390 1,464
Subscription
Cabler (data and telecommunications) 239 6 245 1,916 56 1,972
Inquiry clerk 73 139 212 15,716 35,227 50,943
Media producer (excluding video) 74 47 121 3,120 2,355 5,475
Call or contact centre operator 30 87 117 5,588 12,679 18,267
Telecommunications technician 99 10 109 12,642 479 13,121
Sales representative (personal and household goods) 51 33 84 20,005 11,189 31,194
Sales and marketing manager 45 35 80 54,160 24,950 79,110
Sales assistant (general) 44 29 73 131,440 311,381 442,821
Film and video editor 41 10 51 1,321 416 1,737
Electrician (general) 45 3 48 86,689 1,039 87,728

Source: Compiled by Screen Australia using unpublished data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Census of Population and Housing, 2006.

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data.
nfd – not further defined.
See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.
1. Includes all other Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) industries.

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Video hire, top 10 by number


2011

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2011, there were 7,552 people employed in the video hire industry. Of these, 92 per cent worked in the top 10 occupations, ranked by number. The largest proportion (55 per cent) was rental salespersons; 64 per cent of whom were women. This compares to 50 per cent of women rental salesperson in other industries.

  Video rental All other industries1
Men Women Total % change
2006–2011
Men Women Total % change
2006–2011
Rental salesperson 1,518 2,657 4,175 253% 2,359 2,359 4,718 39%
Retail manager (general) 639 708 1,347 -38% 99,743 87,703 187,446 6%
Sales assistant (general) 371 645 1,016 -84% 139,222 316,674 455,896 4%
Checkout operator 63 121 184 159% 24,096 81,883 105,979 23%
Bookkeeper 5 33 38 1% 6,822 76,217 83,039 7%
General clerk 6 28 34 -39% 32,094 204,255 236,349 15%
Retail supervisor 11 22 33 -33% 11,151 14,998 26,149 20%
Office manager 7 23 30 76% 15,234 92,968 108,202 17%
Shelf filler 14 15 29 -67% 26,709 17,924 44,633 -13%
Sales and marketing manager 10 18 28 -3% 58,463 31,296 89,759 13%

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

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data.
See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.
1. Includes all other Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) industries.

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2006

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in August 2006, there were 10,975 people employed in the video hire industry. Of these, 91 per cent worked in the top 10 occupations, ranked by number. The largest proportion (56 per cent) was sales assistants; 64 per cent of whom were women. This is slightly less than the proportion of women sales assistants in other industries (70 per cent).

  Video rental All other industries1
Men Women Total Men Women Total
Sales assistant (general) 2,231 3,932 6,163 129,253 307,478 436,731
Retail manager (general) 1,049 1,126 2,175 97,105 80,046 177,151
Rental salesperson 474 709 1,183 1,677 1,723 3,400
Shelf filler 36 53 89 28,333 22,684 51,017
Checkout operator 20 51 71 19,504 66,638 86,142
Sales assistants and salespersons, nfd 25 37 62 9,289 13,151 22,440
Storeperson 26 34 60 81,329 15,457 96,786
General clerk 11 45 56 31,133 175,101 206,234
Office cashier 14 37 51 1,646 7,702 9,348
Retail supervisor 17 32 49 9,921 11,894 21,815

Source: Compiled by Screen Australia using unpublished data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Census of Population and Housing, 2006.

Notes:
Adjustments have been made to figures by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data.
nfd – not further defined.
See Industry and occupation definitions for classifications and definitions.
1. Includes all other Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) industries.

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