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People employed

Employment by PDV businesses, 1996/97–2006/07

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There were 2,971 people employed by PDV businesses in Australia at the end of June 2007, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Service Industry Survey. Even taking into account the inclusion of non-employing businesses for the first time (which contributed an extra 5.6 per cent, allocated to working proprietors and partners), this is still an increase on 2002/03.

PDV businesses accounted for 21.5 per cent of total employment in the industry in 2006/07 and employed a much higher proportion of permanent full-time employees (55.4 per cent compared to the industry average of 31.9 per cent).

Men represented 68.6 per cent of the workforce in PDV businesses in 2006/07, slightly above the average for the film and video production and post-production industry as a whole (62.1 per cent). See People employed.

Graph: Proportion employed by PDV businesses as of June 2007. Table following provides the data.
 
 

2006/07: Number employed as of June 2007

  No. employed Proportion of total
Men Women People Men Woman People
Total employment 2,039 932 2,971 100% 100% 100%
Proportion men/women3 68.6% 31.4%        
Working proprietors and partners1 *151 ^4 *155 7.4% 0.5% 5.2%
Employees2
Salaried directors of incorporated businesses ^358 *79 ^437 17.6% 8.5% 14.7%
Permanent full-time 1,131 ^514 1,645 55.5% 55.1% 55.4%
Permanent part-time *100 ^177 ^277 4.9% 19.0% 9.3%
Casual/temporary 299 ^158 457 14.6% 17.0% 15.4%
Total employees 1,888 928 2,816 92.6% 99.5% 94.8%

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

Notes:
^ Estimate has a relative standard error of 10-25 per cent and should be used with caution.
* Estimate has a relative standard error of 25-50 per cent and should be used with caution.
1. In 2006/07, the ABS included, for the first time, working proprietors and partners of non-employing businesses with an annual turnover of at least $70,000, accounting for 5.6 per cent of total employment in the sector.
2. Salaried directors reported separately for the first time in 2006/07; previously reported within full-time, part-time and casual categories.
3. Screen Australia calculation based on ABS data.

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2002/03: Number employed as of June 2003

  No. employed Proportion of total
Men Women People Men Women People
Total employment 1,341 703 2,044 100% 100% 100%
Proportion men/women1 65.6% 34.4%        
Working proprietors and partners n.p. n.p. **20 n.p. n.p. 1.0%
Employees
Permanent full-time 1,099 520 1,619 82.0% 74.0% 79.2%
Permanent part-time n.p. n.p. ^97 n.p. n.p. 4.8%
Casual/temporary 187 ^120 307 14.0% 17.0% 15.0%
Total employees n.p. n.p. 2,024 n.p. n.p. 99.0%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), unpublished data from Television, Film and Video Production, 2002/03 (cat. no. 8679.0).

Notes:
^ Estimate has a relative standard error of 10–25 per cent and should be used with caution.
** Estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50 per cent and is considered too unreliable for general use.
n.p. Not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated.
1. Screen Australia calculation based on ABS data.

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1999/00: Number employed as of June 2000

   No. employed Proportion of total
Men Women People Men Women People
Total employment ^1,324 654 1,978 100% 100% 100%
Proportion men/women1 66.9% 33.1%        
Working proprietors and partners n.p. n.p. *11 n.p. n.p. 0.6
Employees
Permanent full-time ^1,100 501 1,601 83.1% 76.6% 80.9%
Permanent part-time n.p. n.p. ^130 n.p. n.p. 6.6%
Casual/temporary ^164 ^73 ^237 12.4% 11.2% 12.0%
Total employees n.p. n.p. 1,968 n.p. n.p. 99.5%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), unpublished data from Film and Video Production and Distribution, 1999/2000 (cat. no. 8679.0).

Notes: .
^ Estimate has a relative standard error of 10–25 per cent and should be used with caution.
* Estimate has a relative standard error of 25–50 per cent and should be used with caution.
n.p. Not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated.
1. Screen Australia calculation based on ABS data.

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1996/97: Number employed as of June 1997

  No. employed Proportion of total
Men Women People Men Women People
Total employment 623 350 973 100% 100% 100%
Proportion men/women1 64.0% 36.0%        
Working proprietors and partners n.p. n.p. n.p. n.p. n.p. n.p.
Employees
Full-time 520 295 815 83.5% 84.3% 83.8%
Part-time n.p. n.p. n.p. n.p. n.p. n.p.
Total employees n.p. n.p. n.p. n.p. n.p. n.p.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), unpublished data from Film and Video Production and Distribution, 1996/97 (cat. no. 8679.0).

Notes:
n.p. Not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated.
1. Screen Australia calculation based on ABS data.

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Wages and salaries comparison, 1996/97–2006/07

Wages and salaries (based on a business’s full-year expenditure) are another indicator of general employment trends in the PDV sector. These rose steadily between each survey, reaching $143.3 million in 2006/07. See Operating expenditure  for data (except for 1996/97 figure, which is based on Screen Australia estimates of Australian Bureau of Statistics data).

Graph: No. employed and wages and salaries in PDV businesses compared. See PDV ‘Operating expenditure’ table for ‘Wages and salaries’ data. See ‘Number employed’ tables on this page for total employment data per financial year.

Notes:
^ Estimate has a relative standard error of 10–25 per cent and should be used with caution.

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