In 2006 Metropolitan Perth’s Creative Industry (CI) segments employed almost 40,000 people and contributed $4.6bn to the local economy. The flow-on value was an additional $6bn, bringing their total contribution to more than $10bn.
Creative Industries (CIs) are those businesses that turn creative ideas into commercial outcomes. The economic, social, industrial and cultural contributions of these industries are increasingly being recognised as essential elements of an advanced and thriving regional economy. They are vital in determining the image of a region, retaining talent to that region and providing positive, substantial benefits to other industry sectors. This report was commissioned by the Perth City Council and the WA state government.