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Number and size of businesses in the film and video production and post-production services industry, 1993/94, 1996/97, 1999/00, 2002/03 and 2006/07

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2006/07 | 2002/03 | 1999/00 | 1996/97 | 1993/94

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Service Industry Survey of the Australian film and video production and post-production services industry, there were 2,492 businesses in the industry at the end of June 2007 – almost 6 per cent less than 2003, when there were 2,638 businesses.

This includes businesses that were mainly engaged in film, television program, television commercials and video production, as well as those mainly engaged in providing post, digital and visual effects (PDV) services.

Businesses employing more than 100 people halved, from 36 in June 2003 to 18 in June 2007, yet still accounted for 39 per cent of employment (5,400 people) and 31.3 per cent of industry income ($635.2 million).

Shifts in the size of businesses may be due, in part, to the projects underway during the surveyed period (in this case, the last pay period of June), as companies tend to employ more people while they are actively engaged with a production, returning to a smaller ‘core’ staff once completed. See Employment per quarter.