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Number of businesses, income and employment data for Digital game development, by state, 2006/07

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Businesses providing digital game development services were located predominantly in Queensland and Victoria. Queensland accounted for the highest proportion of income (40.4 per cent), employment (48.6 per cent) and wages (49.4 per cent), while more businesses were based in Victoria (35.6 per cent).

Income by state

Employment by state

   
Graph: Income for digital game development by state, 2006/07. Table following provides the data.
Graph: Employment by digital game development businesses by state, 2006/07. Table following provides the data.
No. businesses
  NSW Vic Qld Other2 Total
2006/07 8 16 10 11 45
% share 17.8% 35.6% 22.2% 24.4% 100%
Income for year ($m)
  NSW Vic Qld Other2 Total
2006/07 11.6 45.5 55.4 24.4 136.9
% share 8.5% 33.2% 40.4% 17.8% 100%
Employment (no. people)
  NSW Vic Qld Other2 Total
2006/07 103 472 695 161 1,431
% share 7.2% 33.0% 48.6% 11.3% 100%
Wages and salaries
  NSW Vic Qld Other2 Total
2006/07 6.0 21.2 35.1 8.8 71.0
% share 8.4% 29.9% 49.4% 12.3% 100%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Digital Game Development Services Australia 2006/07 (cat. no. 8515.0).

Notes:
Data is drawn from the first Service Industry Survey (SIS) of the digital game development industry by the ABS, published in 2008. Includes all Australian businesses that generated income predominantly from the development of digital games for a range of formats that includes, but is not limited to, major consoles, handheld computers, personal computers and mobile phones. Figures may not total exactly due to rounding.

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