Over $136 Million In Income For Australia's Digital Game Developers: Abs

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Over $136 Million in income for Australia's digital game developers:

ABS



Australia's digital game developers generated $136.9 million in income during 2006-

07, according to estimates released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics

(ABS). 


The 45 game developers reported an operating profit before tax of $8.5 million and an

operating profit margin of 6.2%.


The major source of income was the provision of game development services ($116.9

million), with most of that income (93% or $108m) coming from overseas businesses.


Games developed for console formats (e.g. PS2, PS3, Xbox, Wii) accounted for

nearly three-quarters (71.1% or $83.2 million) of game development services income.

Games developed for PC and Mac formats accounted for 14.6% ($17.1 million).


Two states - Queensland and Victoria - accounted for the majority of game

development income (40.4% and 33.2% respectively) and employment (48.6% and

33%).


Employment:

There were 1,431 people employed in game development services in Australia

at the end of June 2007. 

The majority (90% or 1,227 people) were male. 

Artists and animators (491 people or 34%) and programmers (417 people or

29%) represented nearly two-thirds (64%) of total employment. 

There were 87 non-residents working in the industry at the end of June 2007. 



Further details are in Digital Game Development Services, Australia, 2006-07 (cat.

no. 8515.0).


Further Information: Media requests and interviews

Carolyn Verey (02) 6252 7633; 0407 946 124

Ilona Fraser (02) 6252 7480; 0418202 580

Statistical clarification

Sophie Vassiliou (03) 9615 7442; 0409 993 104






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