Household consumption of music

At over $2 billion, Australian households spend more on music than they spend on domestic holiday airfares

In 2009-10, each Australian household spent an estimated $380 on music-related goods and services, totalling over $2 billion economy-wide. As a point of comparison, other items of household spending of a similar value included internet charges, dental fees and domestic holiday airfares.

Table 7 - Spending by Australian households on music-related goods and services

Total annual expenditure by households ($m)%
Audio equipment97948%
Media25613%
Other recreational equipment12863%
Services67133%
Total music related2034100%
Total spending on goods and services334,034
Music as a proportion of total spending0.6%