Based on statistics for selected
industries published by the ABS, the creative and performing arts industry is
bigger than the heritage sector, in terms of total income and industry
However, it is smaller than the broadcasting, printing and publishing
Around 37,000 people are employed
in the creative and performing arts industry, which is comparable in size to
the motion picture industry, and high relative to the income of the sector.
The creative and performing arts
industry grew in size between 2007-08 and 2009-10 across all metrics.
As defined by ANZIC 2006. This includes industries engaged in performing arts
operation, Creative Artists, Musicians, Writers and Performers and performing
arts venue operation.
Industry value added (IVA) represents the value added
by an industry to the intermediate inputs used by the industry. IVA is the
measure of the contribution by businesses in the selected industry to
Australia’s gross domestic product.
Note that this is based on a single industry and so differs from Cunningham and
Higgs’ analysis of the 2011 census (which takes into account a number of
creative occupations and industries using the trident approach. See the report
for more details).