Creative economic contribution

Victoria’s creative industries play an important role in the state’s economy.

In 2021-22, the creative economy contributed $38.4 billion to the Victorian economy.

Creative economic contribution over time 

The creative economy contributed $38.4 billion to the Victorian economy in 2021-22. This has increased at an average annual rate of 4.2% over the last five years.

Economic contribution change per annum 

This graph compares changes in the creative economy to changes in the overall Victorian economy over time.

Share of Victorian economic contribution

Currently the creative economy represents a 7.7% share of the total Victorian economy. This graph shows how the share of the total Victorian economy is changing over time.

Creative economic contribution snapshot 

This data compares creative economic contribution with total Victorian economy.

Technical notes

Economic contribution or Gross Value Add is the output of the creative sector less goods and services sourced from other suppliers and is the sector’s contribution to gross national or state product.

Updates of Gross Value Add are derived from annual estimates from National Institute of Economic and industry Research (NIEIR) and current quarterly ABS Census and Labour Force data collections.

Re-baselining of quarterly Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Labour Force data may cause variances to annual economic contribution reporting (see employment technical notes).

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