ABS and Economic Contribution of Culture

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released a discussion paper about measuring the economic contribution of cultural and creative activity in Australia.

The ABS discussion paper explains how cultural and creative activity could be measured in Australia and invites comment on the proposed approach, data and investment priorities.

The proposals in the discussion paper were prepared in consultation with key government organisations and academics.

The ABS is seeking comments on the proposals by 30 August 2013. CAMD intends to provide a response and would welcome comments from members.

Further information can be found in Discussion Paper: Cultural and Creative Activity Satellite Accounts (cat. no. 5271.0.55.001), available for free download from the ABS website.