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Business trends
by state

Number of businesses, total income, employment levels, wages and salaries in the film and video production and post-production services industry, by state; 2002/03, 2006/07 and earlier data

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NSW remains the dominant state for film and video production and post-production, accounting for 63.6 per cent of total industry income and 49.3 per cent of employment, according to the 2006/07 Australian Bureau of Statistics Service Industry Survey. Victoria is second in terms of income (20.2 per cent) while Queensland is slightly ahead of Victoria in terms of total number employed (22 per cent as opposed to 21.4 per cent).

In 2002/03 the ABS changed the way it reported industry income and employment by state. Data is now assigned according to the state or states in which a business had a physical site rather than the state in which the business's head office was located, as was the case in previous surveys. In 2006/07 further changes were made to include significant non-employing businesses. Some 2002/03 figures have been revised accordingly; however, state breakdowns have not. Historical comparisons are, therefore, problematic.

Income by state, 2006/07

Employment by state, 2006/07

Graph: Proportion of total income for film and video production and post-production services businesses by state, 2006/07. Table following provides the data.
Graph: Proportion of total employment in the film and video production and post-production services industry by state, 2006/07. Table following provides the data.

2006/07

  NSW Vic Qld SA WA Tas NT ACT Total
No. of businesses1 1,406 ^647 237 ^79 ^113 16 11 22 2,492
% share n.p. n.p. n.p. n.p. n.p. n.p. n.p. n.p. n.p. 
Income ($m) 1,288.9 410.2 188.2 ^58 ^64.9 5.2 3.8 8.9 2,028.1
% share 63.6% 20.2% 9.3% 2.9% 3.2% 0.3% 0.2% 0.4% 100%
Employment (no. people) 6,829 ^2,964 3,043 ^431 ^394 61 42 80 13,844
% share 49.3% 21.4% 22.0% 3.1% 2.8% 0.4% 0.3% 0.6% 100%
Wages and salaries ($m) 292.3 135 58.6 ^23.9 ^13.8 2.4 1.2 2.3 529.5
% share 55.2% 25.5% 11.1% 4.5% 2.6% 0.4% 0.2% 0.4% 100%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Television, Film and Video Production and Post-production Services, 2006/07 (cat. no. 8679.0).

Notes:
Includes employing and significant non-employing businesses mainly engaged in film and video production and post-production services. Does not include television broadcasters or subscription television channel providers. See About the data.
^ Estimate has a relative standard error of 10–25 per cent and should be used with caution.
1. Multi-state businesses are counted in each state in which they operate, so counts of businesses for states and territories do not sum to the total for Australia.

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2002/03

  NSW Vic Qld SA WA Tas NT ACT Total2
No. of businesses1 1,208 596 216 ^69 ^73 10 10 ^22 2,174
% share 55.5% 27.4% 9.9% 3.2% 3.4% 0.5% 0.5% 1.0% 100%
Income ($m) 928.1 378.3 230.7 21.5 ^23.6 2.0 1.9 ^10.4 1,596.6
% share 58.1% 23.7% 14.4% 1.3% 1.5% 0.1% 0.1% 0.7% 100%
Employment (no. people) 8,232 ^6,343 1,185 204 ^218 47 96 ^103 16,427
% share 50.1% 38.6% 7.2% 1.2% 1.3% 0.3% 0.6% 0.6% 100%
Wages and salaries ($m) 221.8 ^128.0 33.1 ^8.1 ^6.8 0.6 0.5 ^3.4 402.4
% share 55.1% 31.8% 8.2% 2.0% 1.7% 0.2% 0.1% 0.9% 100%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Television, Film and Video Production, 2002/03 (cat. no. 8679.0) and Television, Film and Video Production and Post-production Services, 2006/07 (cat. no. 8679.0).

Notes:
Includes employing businesses mainly engaged in film and video production and post-production services. Does not include television broadcasters, subscription television channel providers or non-employing businesses.
Figure may not total exactly due to rounding.
^ Estimate has a relative standard error of 10–25 per cent and should be used with caution.
1. Multi-state businesses are counted in each state in which they operate, so counts of businesses for states and territories do not sum to the total for Australia.
2. With the release of 2006/07 data, the ABS issued revised top-line figures for 2002/03: 2,638 businesses, $1,658.2 million income, 16,360 people employed and $470.5 million labour costs (originally $466.3 million). A revised figure for wages and salaries was not published. See About the data.

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Earlier data: based on head office location

  No. businesses1
NSW Vic Qld SA WA Tas NT ACT Total2
1993/94 652 347 73 50 58 6 5 7 1,179
1996/97 1,189 521 149 80 78 10 7 18 2,003
1999/00 1,112 534 122 85 86 9 7 21 1,975
% change -6.5% 2.5% -18.1% 6.3% 10.3% -10.0% 0% 16.7% -1.4%
% share 56% 27% 6% 4% 4% 1% <1% 1% 100%
  Income for year ($m)
NSW Vic Qld SA WA Tas3 NT3 ACT Total2
1993/94 358.4 171.2 41.0 18.8 15.5 1.7 1.2 607.7
1996/97 623.7 277.8 **155.0 39.0 27.0 0.9 2.4 2.6 1,128.5
1999/00 916.6 339.4 146.1 31.2 32.3 2.0 2.2 4.1 1,473.8
% change 40.9% 17.0% -10.0% -24.6% 19.6% 122.2% -8.3% 57.7% 25.1%
% share 62% 23% 10% 2% 2% <1% <1% <1% 100%
  Employment (no. people)
NSW Vic Qld SA WA Tas3 NT3 ACT Total2
1993/94 3,463 1,687 400 198 180 54 16 5,998
1996/97 5,350 2,309 447 704 537 26 29 36 9,438
1999/00 10,513 2,876 879 377 429 36 27 58 15,195
% change 93.4% 22.5% 91.5% -47.6% -20.1% 38.5% -6.9% 61.1% 58.4%
% share 69% 19% 6% 3% 3% <1% <1% <1% 100%
  Wages and salaries ($m)
NSW Vic Qld SA WA Tas3 NT3 ACT Total2
1993/94 102.0 60.3 14.2 7.4 4.3 1.0 0.4 189.6
1996/97 184.0 75.1 **52.6 7.6 6.9 0.2 0.9 0.8 328.1
1999/00 241.3 88.5 23.8 8.4 9.0 0.4 0.8 1.3 373.5
% change 27.7% 14.6% -55.9% 3.7% 30.4% 100% -11.1% 62.5% 10.8%
% share 65% 24% 6% 2% 2% <1% <1% 0% 100%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Film and Video Production and Distribution, 1993/94; Film and Video Production and Distribution, 1996/97; Film and Video Production and Distribution, 1999/2000 (cat. no. 8679.0).

Notes:
** Estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50 per cent.
1. Multi-state businesses are counted in each state in which they operate, so counts of businesses for states and territories do not sum to the total for Australia.
2. With the release of 1999/00 data, the ABS issued revised top-line figures for 1996/97: 2,004 businesses, $1,184.5 million income, 9,591 people employed and $335.7 million wages and salaries.
3. In 1993/94, figures for Tasmania and Northern Territory were combined.

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