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hours of documentaries 
produced in each state

Hours of Australian documentaries (not including broadcaster-produced titles) by location of production company, 1997/98–2014/15

Next update March 2017


Eighteen-year average

In the 18 years between 1997/98 and 2014/15, most documentaries (excluding inhouse productions by broadcasters) were made by production companies based in NSW (62 per cent of hours), followed by Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland.

State share by hours

Graph: Hours of Australian documentaries by location of company, 1997/98-2014-15. Table following provides the data.

 

Annual figures

Hours by State

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No. hours1
  NSW Vic Qld SA WA ACT, NT, Tas
Annual av. 1997/98–2014/15 161 42 18 4 23 10
1997/98–2001/02 
Annual average 103 29 23 3 15 9
2002/03–2006/07 
Annual average 146 31 15 3 19 9
2007/08–2011/12 
Annual average 208 53 12 6 23 7
2012/13–2014/15 

Source: Compiled by Screen Australia.

Notes:
Documentaries may have two or more production companies; where the production companies are located in different states, each state is counted. Productions with foreign partners are allocated to the Australian production company's state of residence.
1. Hours are calculated on actual running time of programs in minutes.

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