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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia’s official national statistical agency.

A wide range of information can be accessed through the ABS website free of charge, including census data, reports from one-off and ongoing surveys and time series spreadsheets. Most of the publications are identified by a catalogue number.

Unpublished data may also be accessed, for a charge, from the ABS.

Screen Australia and its predecessor, the Australian Film Commission, previously compiled time-series benchmarks using ABS data. Links to this historical data are provided in the archive. The figures should be used with caution as methodologies may have changed and revisions may have occurred.

Arts and Culture in Australia (cat. no. 4172.0)
This publication draws on a wide range of surveys and provides a statistical overview of culture in Australia. It contains information on a range of topics including employment in culture, time spent on cultural activities, attendances at cultural venues and events, expenditure on culture, and imports and exports of cultural goods and services. It also provides profiles of the cultural sectors, grouped according to the Australian Culture and Leisure Industry Classification.

Starting in 1994, and previously named Cultural Trends in Australia, the frequency of this publication has varied over time. Screen Australia published selected data up to 2005/06.

Access the full report (2014) on the ABS website, including explanatory notes and current, previous and future releases.