This publication provides an annual update to the BCARR working paper: Cultural and creative activity in Australia, 2008–09 to 2016–17 released in October 2018. The updated estimates are presented as a visual summary. Each table and figure corresponds to those used in the BCARR working paper.
The Bureau of Communications, Arts and Regional Research (BCARR) within the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications has estimated the economic contribution of cultural and creative activity in Australia over a 10 year period, from 2008–09 to 2017–18. The explanatory notes provided in this document should be used in reference to the tables and figures shown in the BCARR visual summary document: Cultural and creative activity in Australia, 2008–09 to 2017–18.
Advances in communications technologies are transforming Australia’s economy. Digitalisation—the use of digital technologies to transform business activities—is giving businesses greater connectivity and efficiency through new communication channels, data management systems and an increased online presence. These activities are found across all sectors of the economy.