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Production value of Australian TV drama by format 

Total production budgets for Australian TV drama by format (current dollars*), 1990/91–2015/16

Next update March 2018

* Dollar value as per each year specified (ie not adjusted for inflation)

In terms of production value, adult mini-series have been accounting for an increasing proportion of Australian TV drama activity over the past few years.

Total production budgets (current dollars*), 2000/01–2015/16

Graph: Total production budgets for Australian TV drama by format, 1990/91–2014/15. Table below has the data.

Total budgets ($m)*
Series/serials1 Mini-series1 Telemovies1 Children’s1 All Australian TV drama
1990/91 96 45 2 21 164
1991/92 99 18 4 41 162
1992/93 67 19 7 59 152
1993/94 111 19 12 16 158
1994/95 79 13 26 62 180
1995/96 99 26 20 74 219
1996/97 132 54 16 51 254
1997/98 167 12 13 86 279
1998/99 230 32 27 36 325
1999/00 231 17 41 96 385
2000/01 221 21 20 88 350
2001/02 222 0 24 67 313
2002/03 122 23 10 93 248
2003/04 106 8 27 75 216
2004/05 123 30 15 50 219
2005/06 92 21 18 96 228
2006/07 124 61 12 78 275
2007/08 129 61 10 124 324
2008/09 130 87 4 133 355
2009/10 135 95 11 77 319
2010/11 126 138 13 65 341
2011/12 100 150 33 53 335
2012/13 106 194 14 94 407
2013/14 117 169 16 86 388
2014/15 85 138 16 95 334
2015/16 78 222 15 101 416

Source: Screen Australia.

Notes:
Productions under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions.
Figures are updated on an ongoing basis therefore there may be some discrepancies with previously published data.
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding.
* Dollar value as per each year specified (ie not adjusted for inflation).
1. Series/serials, mini-series and telemovies for children are included in children’s.

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