According to data from the 2016 Census 249,902 people in Victoria were employed in cultural or creative activities as their main job. This comprised of all those who work in a cultural or creative industry (190,695), and all those who have a cultural or creative occupation in a non-cultural or creative industry (59,207).

Performing Arts

  • In 2016, 9,967 Victorians were employed as performing artists, music composers or performing arts support workers as their main job. 2,589 are in non-cultural or creative industries.

Literature

  • In 2016, 5,886 Victorians were employed as Librarians or Archivists as their main job. 4,259 are in non-cultural or creative industries
  • 6,504 Victorians were employed as writers or print media workers as their main job. 2,190 of these were in non-cultural or creative industries.

Galleries and Museums

  • In 2016, 2,548 were employed in the Museum Operations industry as their main job.

Visual Arts and Crafts

  • In 2016, 4,477 Victorians were employed as Visual Arts and Craft professionals as their main job. 669 of these were in non-cultural or creative industries.

Design

  • 25,197 Victorian were employed as design workers in a variety of areas, including advertising, fashion, illustration, web design, and more. 8,511 of these were in non-cultural or creative industries.

Film and Television

  • In 2016, 6,651 Victorians were employed in the motion picture industry as their main job. 3,449 of these were non-cultural or creative occupations.