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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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  • 553

    museums

    In 2016, there were a total of 553 museums in Austria.

  • 3.21%

    gross value added

    The percentage of the culture sector in the gross value added of the production and service sector was 3.21% in 2015.

  • 270,000

    visitors

    The major attraction among the 2019 festivals was the Salzburg Summer Festival with a total of 270,000 visitors.

  • 71

    research libraries

    In 2016, there were 71 research libraries and specialist libraries throughout Austria.

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  Source: Statistics Austria, museum statistics
Museums – Key data for 2016
Museums 553
Of which public museums 289
Of which private museums 264
Visits 18.2 million
Source: Statistics Austria, culture statistics for 2015 and 2016
Libraries and archives – Key data in 2016
Research libraries and specialist libraries 71
Stock of books, bound newspapers and journals as well as compilations, etc. 35.2 million
Archives 94
Number of archive users 43,387
Source: Statistics Austria, Culture Industry
Culture sector – Key data in 2015
Companies 41,845
Employed/employees 116,442
Share of the culture sector in the gross value added of the production and service sector 3.21%

 

Source: Statistics Austria, Culture Financing
Public expenditure on culture by the federal government in 2016
Area of funding EUR million Percentage
Total 898.81 100.0
Museums, archives, research 132.60 14.8
Architectural heritage 64.22 7.1
Popular culture, cultivation of the home region, fostering of customs 0.50 0.1
Literature 9.93 1.1
Library sector 22.61 2.5
Press 9.72 1.1
Music 8.25 0.9
Performing arts 206.46 23.0
Visual arts, photo, architecture, design 9.80 1.1
Film, cinema, video 33.31 3.7
Radio and television - -
Culture initiatives, centres 7.20 0.8
Education, further training 320.15 35.6
Adult education 0.10 0.0
International cultural exchange 26.76 3.0
Large-scale events 14.14 1.6
Other 33.07 3.7

 

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Last update : 10. November 2020