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Melbourne city profile | city data
IndicatorFigureDateSourceNotes
Number of music performances per year73,6052018Music Victoria
Public libraries1152018PLVN Annual Statistical Survey
Other museums412018Visit Victoria/Yellow Pages
National museums3 2018Visit Victoria
Major concert halls11 2018Whitehat
Number of live music venues553 2018Music Victoria
Number of theatrical performances at all theatres per year9,6882015Time Out / What's On / Arts Hub / Theatre Alive / Visit VictoriaScaled up from weekly figures
Theatres962018Yellow Pages
% of public green space (parks and gardens)10.0%2016Victorian Planning Authority
Number of other Heritage/Historical sites2,7652018Victorian Heritage List
UNESCO World Heritage Sites12018UNESCORoyal Exhibition Buildings and Carlton Gardens
Number of book titles published in the country in a year22,144 2017Think Australian
Number of dance performances per year1,5172018Time Out/Arts Hub/Ausdance VictoriaScaled up from weekly figures
Art galleries1622015Creative Spaces
Specialist private cultural HE establishments172018Australian Department of Education and Training/ Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency/ Private Colleges Australia
Number of students of Art & Design degree courses at generalist universities19,4662017Creative Victoria
Number of non-professional dance schools6792018Yellow Pages
Cinemas672018Screen Australia
Cinema screens4002018Screen Australia
Number of cinema screens per 100,000 population8.22018Screen Australia
Number of films given theatrical release in the country in a year6942017Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia
Number of foreign films given theatrical release in the country in a year3462017Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia
Film festivals412018Weekend Notes / ACMI / Film Festival Guide Australia
Bookshops1,649 2018Yellow Pages
Number of bookshops per 100,000 population33.92018Yellow Pages
Number of bars2,840 2018Victorian Commission for Gambling & Liquor Association
Number of bars per 100,000 population59.02018Victorian Commission for Gambling & Liquor Association
Number of restaurants4,6202018Yellow Pages
Number of Michelin star restaurants02018Michelin Guide
Number of markets1332018Market Guide
Festivals and celebrations3952018Visit Victoria / That's Melbourne / Fed Square / Local Government sites
Number of international students studying in the city105,4602018Australian Education Network
Number of video games arcades132018Yellow Pages
Museums/galleries attendance - % working age population attending at least once a year40.4%2014Creative Victoria
Number of visits to top 5 most visited museums & galleries4,906,8092014Creative Victoria Audience Atlas/ Organisational Annual Reports
Average daily number of visits to top 5 art exhibitions4,1532014National Gallery of Victoria
Number of admissions at all theatres per year5,431,066 2016Live Performance Australia
Total value of theatre ticket sales at all theatres per year - $m (ppp)$290 2016Live Performance Australia
Number of cinema admissions per year14,875,0002017Screen AustraliaBased on a percentage of the Australian total
Number of admissions at main film festival173,000 2014Melbourne International Film Festival
Total value of cinema ticket sales per year -$ (ppp)$148,658,675 2017Screen AustraliaBased on a percentage of the Australian total.
Estimated attendance at main carnival/festival1,300,0002018Moomba
Estimated attendance at main carnival/festival as % of city population26.8%2018Moomba
Number of international tourists per year2,700,0002017Business Victoria
Number of international tourists per year as % of city population55.7%2017Business Victoria
Geographical area size, sq. km999,251 2016Australian Bureau of Statistics
Total population number4,850,7402017Australian Bureau of Statistics
% of total national country population living in the city19.7%2017Australian Bureau of Statistics
Working age population2,928,1902016Australian Bureau of StatisticsAges 20-64
Number of households1,574,4742016Australian Bureau of Statistics
Foreign born population %34.0%2016Australian Bureau of Statistics
Education level-% with degree level or higher61.0%2016Australian Bureau of Statistics
Average income per capita per year (ppp)$57,571 2015Australian Bureau of Statistics
GDP (ppp)(million)$204,346 2016SGS Economics and Planning
Creative industries employment %4.2%2011Australian Bureau of Statistics
Night Clubs, Discos and Dance Halls112 2018Yellow Pages
Number of public libraries per 100,000 population2.42018PLVN Annual Statistical Survey
Number of book loans by public libraries per year (million)29.12018PLVN Annual Statistical Survey
Total number of museums442018Visit Victoria/Yellow Pages
Specialist public cultural HE establishments02015Australian Department of Education and Training, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
Number of restaurants per 100,000 population95.22018Yellow Pages
Number of performing arts/dance rehearsal spaces382018Yellow Pages, Creative Spaces
Community centres4682018Yellow Pages