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INdustry definitions

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has been using the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industry Classification (ANZSIC) for standard industry definitions since 1993 for Service Industry Surveys (SIS) and 1996 for the Census of Population and Housing. A revised edition of the ANZSIC (cat. no. 1292.0) with expanded industry categories was introduced in 2006. Prior to 1993, the Australian Standard Industry Classification (ASIC) was used. With the new classification system, while some terminology was amended and expanded in accordance with changes in the audiovisual industries, definitions generally remained very similar to the previous system. The various definitions are provided below under the term used by Research: Statistics.

A searchable database of all industry categories is available on the ABS website.

Film and video production and post-production services
ANZSIC: 2006 Census and 2006/07 Television, Film and Video Production and Post-production Services SIS
Motion picture and video production (5511): Consists of units mainly engaged in producing motion pictures, videos and television programs or commercials. These productions are recorded and stored on a variety of analogue or digital visual media such as film, video tape or DVD.
Post-production services and other motion picture and video activities (5514): Consists of units mainly engaged in providing post-production services and other motion picture and video activities, including specialised motion picture or video post-production services such as editing, film/tape transfers, titling, subtitling, credits, closed captioning and computer-produced graphics, animation and special effects, as well as developing and processing motion picture film.
ANZSIC: 1996–2001 Censuses; 1993/94, 1996/97 and 1999/00 Film and Video Production and Distribution SIS; and 2002/03 Television, Film and Video Production SIS.
Film and video production (9111): Consists of businesses mainly engaged in the production of motion pictures on film or video for cinema or television projection. Also includes businesses mainly providing production services such as casting and film editing.
ASIC: 1971–1991 Censuses
Motion picture production (9131): Consists of establishments mainly engaged in the production of motion picture film or tape for cinema or television projection.