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Facts and Figures - Arts / Culture

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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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  • 472

    museums

    In 2020, there were a total of 472 museums in Austria.

  • 2.64%

    gross value added

    The percentage of the culture sector in the gross value added of the production and service sector was 2.64% in 2019.

  • 270,449 

    visitors

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

  • 79

    research libraries

    In 2020, there were 79 research libraries and specialist libraries throughout Austria.

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  Source: Statistics Austria, museum statistics
Museums – Key data for 2020
Museums 472
Of which public museums 236
Of which private museums 236
Visits (2019) 20.6 million
Source: Statistics Austria, culture statistics 
Libraries and archives – Key data in 2020
Research libraries and specialist libraries 79 
Stock of books, bound newspapers and journals as well as compilations, etc. 34.9 million
Archives 338
Number of archive users 33,268
Source: Statistics Austria, Culture Industry
Culture sector – Key data in 2019
Companies 34,220 
Employed/employees 106,426 
Share of the culture sector in the gross value
added of the production and service sector
2.64%

 

Source: Statistics Austria, Culture Financing
Public expenditure on culture by the federal government in 2020
Area of funding EUR million Percentage
Total 1.105.32 100.0
Museums, archives, research 132.11 12.0
Architectural heritage 76.20 6.9
Popular culture, cultivation of the home region,
fostering of customs

0.50

0.0
Literature 10.99 1.0
Library sector 25.66 2.3
Press 28.83 2.6
Music 9.34 0.8
Performing arts 207.00 18.7
Visual arts, photo, architecture, design 9.44 0.9
Film, cinema, video 59.60 5.4
Radio and television - -
Culture initiatives, centres 7.03 0.6
Education, further training 329.81 29.8
Adult education 0.11 0.0
International cultural exchange 27.15 2.5
Large-scale events 17.24 1.6
Other 164.31 14.9

 

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Last update : 19.09.2022