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As well as the data published and updated by Screen Australia, information on television audiences is also available from other sources.

Historical data compiled by Screen Australia and its predecessor agencies from these sources is available in the archive.

The figures should be used with caution as methodologies may have changed and revisions may have occurred.

Statistics and reports on general screen audience trends are also available in the People and businesses section of this site. 


OzTAM is an Australian research company and the official source of television audience measurement, covering Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth metropolitan areas for free-to-air TV and nationally for subscription TV.

A range of information can be accessed on the OzTAM website free of charge. Additional data can be obtained for a fee.

Viewing reports: OzTAM’s viewing reports rank television networks and programming according to ratings. Data is available online since 2008.
Read viewing reports on OzTAM website

Universe estimates: OzTAM’s universe estimates represent the total number of people within specified demographic groups in Australia, including the proportion of homes with television sets and access to free-to-air and subscription services.
Read annual universe estimates on OzTAM website

Other publications: Previously, OzTAM issued a series of annual summary publications, including Ratings Snapshot 2004, Year in Review (2003), TV Trends (2002) and Metro TV Trends (2001). Screen Australia published selected data from the Ratings Snapshot 2004 as part of its time series.


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Unpublished data may also be accessed, for a charge, from the ABS.

Children’s Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities, Australia (cat. no. 4901.1)

The statistics in this publication are compiled from data collected in the Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities Survey, a supplement to the Monthly Labour Force Survey.

The major aim of the survey is to identify characteristics of children who participate in organised sport, cultural activities and selected activities undertaken for recreation and leisure, and to monitor the use of information technology by children. The focus on activities outside of school hours is to elicit information on activities that are more likely to be undertaken by children by choice rather than those that are part of the school curriculum.

Starting in 2000, it has been published every three years.

Screen Australia published selected data from reports in 2006, 2003 and 2000.

Read the full report on ABS website, including explanatory notes and current, previous and future releases.