Data sources

A list of the primary sources of data presented infographically in Create in NSW: NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Framework.

Statistic: 9 out of 10 residents taking part in the arts every year.
Source: Arts in Daily Life 2013.

Statistic: 2 million attendees at major NSW Arts Festivals annually.
Source: Data supplied by the festival organisations (taken from Arts NSW website) 2013
http://www.create.nsw.gov.au/category/arts-in-nsw/major-festivals/

Statistic: 5 million people attend small-to-medium museum and gallery events in NSW.
Source: Museums & Galleries NSW, 2013 NSW Museum and Gallery Sector Census and Survey
http://mgnsw.org.au/sector/resources/online-resources/research/nsw-museum-and-gallery-sector-census-and-survey/

Statistic: 129,900 arts and heritage volunteers (6.4% of the total number of NSW volunteers in all fields)
Source: ABS Voluntary Work in Australia, 2010 (ABS Cat. No. 4441.0, released 2011)

Statistic: 86 billion dollars contributed to Australia’s GDP through cultural and creative activity
Source: Australian National Accounts: Cultural and Creative Activity Satellite Accounts, Experimental, 2008-09 (ABS Cat. No. 5271.0, released 2014)

Statistic: 8.3 billion dollars was spent in 2013 by cultural and heritage visitors
Source: Cultural and Heritage Tourism to NSW, year ending December 2013.
http://www.destinationnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Cultural-and-heritage-tourism-YE-Dec-13.pdf

Statistic: $1.5 billion NSW Screen Production Business Annual Income
Source: Film, Television and Digital Games, 2011-12, (ABS Cat. No. 8679.0, released June 2013)

Statistic: Almost $4.8 billion in business income was generated by NSW’S arts and cultural industries
Source: Various Service Industry Surveys, (ABS Cat. No. 4127.0, released 2010)

Statistic: NSW is #1 for live performance revenue in Australia
Source: Live Performance Australia, Ticket Attendance and Revenue Survey 2013 (released in 2014)
http://reports.liveperformance.com.au/ticket-survey-2013

Statistic: 42% ($351m) of all film and television drama production took place in NSW in 2013-14.
Source: Screen Australia, The Drama Report 13/14, 2014
http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/getmedia/751abb13-3e15-4772-863f-5bf27f4760a3/DramaReport.pdf

Statistic: Australia’s largest performing arts sector, with 11 of Australia’s 28 major performing arts companies
Source: Australia Council for the Arts (Arts NSW website)
http://www.create.nsw.gov.au/arts-in-nsw/facts-about-the-nsw-arts-sector/

Statistic: 225 local libraries in regional NSW
Source: State Library of NSW, 2014
http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/services/public_libraries/find_a_NSW_public_library/find_library_index.html

Statistic: 57 public and regional galleries, 25 Aboriginal Cultural Centres, 54 public and regional museums and 12 living museums, 290 community run museums
Source: Museums & Galleries NSW, 2013 NSW Museum and Gallery Sector Census and Survey
http://mgnsw.org.au/sector/resources/online-resources/research/nsw-museum-and-gallery-sector-census-and-survey/

Statistic: Australia’s leading music companies: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Music Viva Australia, Opera Australia, Sydney Symphony OrchestraAustralia’s leading theatre and dance companies: Bangarra Dance Theatre, Belvoir, Bell Shakespeare, Sydney Dance Company, Sydney Theatre Company and The Australian Ballet
Source: Arts NSW claim

Statistic: 59.3% of all Australians employed in Screen production are based in NSW
Source: Screen Australia, The Drama Report 13/14, 2014
http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/getmedia/751abb13-3e15-4772-863f-5bf27f4760a3/DramaReport.pdf

Statistic: NSW companies generated 81% ($607M) of all film and television drama production in Australia 2013-14
Source: Screen Australia, The Drama Report 13/14, 2014
http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/getmedia/751abb13-3e15-4772-863f-5bf27f4760a3/DramaReport.pdf

Statistic: 40% of Australia’s total creative industries workforce
Source: NSW Creative Industries: Economic Profile, NSW Trade & Investment, 2013
http://www.trade.nsw.gov.au/invest-in-nsw/industry-opportunities/arts-culture-and-creative/Industry-Action-Plan-Creative-Industries

Statistic: Western Sydney is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia. It has 47% of Greater Sydney’s residents , and over the next 20 years, its population is expected to increase by 50% to over three million
Source: Western Sydney and Blue Mountains Regional Action Plan, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, 2012
http://www.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/regions/regional_action_plan-western-sydney-blue-mountains.pdf

Statistic: Western Sydney is also one of the State’s most multicultural regions, with a population representing over half the world’s nations. It is also home to NSW’s largest population of Aboriginal people
Source: ABS, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (ABS Cat. No. 2001.0, released March 2013)

Statistic: 8.3 billion dollars was spent in 2013 by cultural and heritage visitors
Source: Cultural and Heritage Tourism to NSW, year ending December 2013
http://www.destinationnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Cultural-and-heritage-tourism-YE-Dec-13.pdf

Statistic: The Art Gallery of NSW is updating its visitor plan to double its size and increase visitation from 1.2 million to 2 million a year.
Source: Rebuilding NSW: State Infrastructure Strategy 2014
https://www.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/miscellaneous/sc000222_2014-state-infrastructure-strategy_nov24_web.pdf

Statistic: Children and young people (defined in NSW as 0-24 years old) have some of the highest creative participation rates in NSW. 15-34 year old enjoy the highest levels of participation in visual arts and crafts, theatre and dance, creative writing and music.
Source: ABS, Participation in Selected Cultural Activities 2010-11 (ABS Cat. No. 4921.0, released Feb 2012)

 

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