Report

Employment in culture, Australia 2006

28 Feb 2008
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Approximately 285,000 people worked in a cultural occupation as their main job in 2006 according to this ABS industry snapshot. However around 45% of these people were not employed in the cultural industry. The largest number of cultural workers were employed as graphic designers, ministers of religion and architects.Approximately 285,000 people worked in a cultural occupation as their main job in 2006. However around 45% of these people were not employed in the cultural industry. The largest number of cultural workers were employed as graphic designers, ministers of religion and architects. Employment in cultural occupations has increased by 7% between 2001 and 2006. There were large increases in the number of graphic designers, architects and media producers, while the numbers of printing tradespeople had the largest decrease. The median gross weekly income for people working in a cultural occupation as their main job was $741, compared with $718 for all employed people.

This publication contains details from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing on the number of people employed in the arts and culture industries and occupations. Includes a breakdown by demographic characteristics. It also includes comparisons with data from the 2001 and 1996 censuses.

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2008
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