Employment in music

The five-yearly Census of Population and Housing collects information relating to the occupation and industry of each personís main job, meaning the job in which a person usually works the most hours.

According to the 2006 Census, 240 people were employed in the music publishing industry as their main job.

A further 2,290 people were employed in the reproduction of recorded media industry, and 815 people were employed in the music and other sound recording activities industry, as their main job.

According to a 2007 Australian Bureau of Statistics survey, 335,100 people had paid or unpaid work in music in the 12 months prior to interview, including 252,500 live performers. Of the total, about 35 per cent were paid for their work.

Source

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Employment in Culture, 2006 (cat. no. 6273.0).

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Work in Selected Culture and Leisure Activities, April 2007 (cat. no. 6281.0).

Links

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2009, Performing Arts (cat. no. 4172.0).

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2009, Census of Population and Housing (cat. no. 4172.0).

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Performing Arts, Australia, 2002-03 (cat. no. 8697.0).

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2009, Employment and Voluntary Work (cat. no. 4172.0).

Australia Council, Donít give up your day job: An Economic Study of Professional Artists in Australia (Throsby and Hollister 2003).

Australia Council, 2005, Artswork2: a report on Australians working in the arts.

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