Creative industries

Aurelio Costarella. Melbourne Fashion Festival 2013. Photo by Lucas Dawson.

The cultural and creative industries are defined as those areas of practice that turn original individual creativity into social and commercial outcomes. They draw on Western Australia’s unique identity to produce new artistic, cultural and aesthetic-functional products and services for local, national and international markets.

The Department of Culture and the Arts undertook the first mapping of Perth’s creative industries in 2007 in partnership with the City of Perth and the Departments of Industry and Resources and the Premier and Cabinet.

The 2013 Creative Industries Statistical Analysis for Western Australia report has updated the mapping with the 2011 Census employment data to provide invaluable information for the State’s creative industries, their peak associations and potential investors.

The report maps sector employment numbers and growth between the 2006 and 2011 Census in the areas of music, visual and performing arts, film, TV and radio, advertising and marketing, software and digital content, publishing, and architecture and design, which includes designer fashion.


Publications
Live Music Venues Review

Live Music Venues Review

This report is a desktop review of the live music venues in Western Australia, examining whether the recent closures of venues represent a trend and if so, what policy or other considerations may be taken into account to support venues that showcase live music.

Live Music Venues Review (PDF, 2Mb)

An overview of Western Australia's creative industries

An overview of Western Australia's creative industries

The fact sheet provides an overview of the main findings published in the Creative Industries Statistical Analysis for Western Australia report.

An overview of Western Australia's creative industries
(PDF, 1Mb)

Creative Industries Statistical Analysis for Western Australia

Creative Industries Statistical Analysis for Western Australia

The report has updated the mapping undertaken in 2007 with the 2011 Census employment data to provide invaluable information for the State’s creative industries, their peak associations and potential investors.

Creative Industries Statistical Analysis for Western Australia
(PDF, 1Mb)

Creative Industries - An Analysis 2007

Creative Industries - An Analysis 2007

The report is the first comprehensive survey and analysis of Perth’s creative industries, and reflects on the valuable contribution that the creative industries make to WA’s economic and cultural landscape.

Data is from the 2006 Census collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and was updated in 2008.

Creative Industries - An Analysis 2007 (PDF, 1Mb)


Live Music Venues Review

An overview of Western Australia's creative industries. (pdf, 1Mb)

Creative industry segments initial flow-on effect. Creative Industries - An Analysis 2007 (pdf, 1Mb).