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People employed by role

Employment in the film and video production and post-production services industry, by role, 2002/03 and 2006/07

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According to the 2006/07 Australian Bureau of Statistics Service Industry Survey, the largest proportion of people in the film and video production and post-production services industry were employed as on-set production staff (41.4 per cent or 5,726 people); 46 were non-residents. Managerial/administrative/clerical staff made up 29.3 per cent or 4,059 people; 17 were non-residents. Off-set staff, including pre- and post-production staff, made up 21.7 per cent or 3,006 people. There were 673 animation and visual effects technicians. The number of non-residents among them was not published by the ABS; however, non-residents employed in the entire industry was less than 1 per cent (87 people).

Comparisons between years are difficult due to changes in the survey’s scope and methodology. In 2006/07, the ABS included people in significant non-employing businesses for the first time, changed the way it classified occupational roles, provided details of residential status but no longer measured roles by gender.

Proportion employed by role, 2006/07

Graph: Proportion employed in film and video production and post-production services by role, 2006/07

2006/07

  No. employed Proportion of total
Australian resident Non-
resident
Total Australian resident Non-
resident
Total
Total 13,755 87 13,844 100% 100% 100%
Managerial/administrative/clerical 4,042 ^17 4,059 29.4% 19.9% 29.3%
On-set production staff 5,680 46 5,726 41.3% 52.9% 41.4%
Off-set, including pre- and post-production, staff n.p. n.p. 3,006 n.p. n.p. 21.7%
Animation, computer-generated imagery and visual effects technicians n.p. n.p. ^673 n.p. n.p. 4.9%
Other n.p. n.p. 377 n.p. n.p. 2.7%

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.
n.p. Not available for publication but included in totals where applicable.

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2002/03

  No. employed Proportion of total
Men Women People Men Women People
Total 9,873 6,554 16,427 100% 100% 100%
Managerial/administrative/clerical 1,798 2,530 4,328 18.2% 38.6% 26.3%
Artists and production-related professionals 4,596 ^2,339 6,935 46.6% 35.7% 42.2%
Technical and production support 3,037 ^1,487 4,524 30.8% 22.7% 27.5%
Other ^442 ^199 ^640 4.5% 3.0% 3.9%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 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.