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Based on some selected data, find out here about the importance of the art and culture industry.
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  • 523

    museums

    In 2018, there were a total of 523 museums in Austria.

  • 2.7%

    gross value added

    The percentage of the culture sector in the gross value added of the production and service sector was 2.7% in 2018.

  • 264,409 

    visitors

    The major attraction among the 2018 festivals was the Salzburg Summer Festival with a total of 264,409 visitors.

  • 77 

    research libraries

    In 2018, there were 77 research libraries and specialist libraries throughout Austria.

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  Source: Statistics Austria, museum statistics
Museums – Key data for 2018 
Museums 523
Of which public museums 249
Of which private museums 274
Visits 19.4 million
Source: Statistics Austria, culture statistics 
Libraries and archives – Key data in 2018 
Research libraries and specialist libraries 77 
Stock of books, bound newspapers and journals as well as compilations, etc. 33.7 million
Archives 106
Number of archive users 32,370
Source: Statistics Austria, Culture Industry
Culture sector – Key data in 2018 
Companies 33,322 
Employed/employees 104,700 
Share of the culture sector in the gross value
added of the production and service sector
2.7%

 

Source: Statistics Austria, Culture Financing
Public expenditure on culture by the federal government in 2018 
Area of funding EUR million Percentage
Total 902.33 100.0
Museums, archives, research 130.79 14.5
Architectural heritage 68.18 7.5
Popular culture, cultivation of the home region,
fostering of customs

0.51

0.1
Literature 10.58 1.2
Library sector 35.54 3.9
Press 10.19 1.1
Music 10.08 1.2
Performing arts 203.50 22.6
Visual arts, photo, architecture, design 9.55 1.0
Film, cinema, video 34.02 3.7
Radio and television - -
Culture initiatives, centres 6.79 0.8
Education, further training 304.89 33.8
Adult education 0.11 0.0
International cultural exchange 27.29 3.0
Large-scale events 15.11 1.7
Other 35.21 3.9

 

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Last update : 2021-06-08