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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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  • 514

    museums

    In 2019, there were a total of 514 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.

  • 270,449 

    visitors

    The major attraction among the 2019 festivals was the Salzburg Summer Festival with a total of 270,449 visitors.

  • 81

    research libraries

    In 2019, there were 81 research libraries and specialist libraries throughout Austria.

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  Source: Statistics Austria, museum statistics
Museums – Key data for 2019
Museums 514
Of which public museums 253
Of which private museums 261
Visits 20.6 million
Source: Statistics Austria, culture statistics 
Libraries and archives – Key data in 2019
Research libraries and specialist libraries 81 
Stock of books, bound newspapers and journals as well as compilations, etc. 34.5 million
Archives 419
Number of archive users 45,600
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 2019
Area of funding EUR million Percentage
Total 896.09 100.0
Museums, archives, research 133.49 14.9
Architectural heritage 71.07 7.9
Popular culture, cultivation of the home region,
fostering of customs

0.50

0.1
Literature 10.22 1.1
Library sector 26.65 3.0
Press 10.21 1.1
Music 9.05 1.0
Performing arts 204.48 22.8
Visual arts, photo, architecture, design 9.57 1.1
Film, cinema, video 33.81 3.8
Radio and television - -
Culture initiatives, centres 7.00 0.8
Education, further training 308.95 34.5
Adult education 0.11 0.0
International cultural exchange 27.33 3.0
Large-scale events 14.84 1.7
Other 28.80 3.2

 

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Last update : 22.11.2021