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Sydney city profile | city data
IndicatorFigureDateSourceNotes
Number of music performances per year20,5982014themusic.com.auExclude classical music performances or community music events
Public libraries1112016State Library of NSW
Other museums782013Museums and Galleries NSW
National museums1 2013Museums and Galleries NSWAustralian National Maritime Museum
Major concert halls4 2018City of SydneySydney Opera House - Concert Hall / The Concourse / Verbruggen Hall / City Recital Hall
Number of live music venues432 2018APRA AMSCO
Number of theatrical performances at all theatres per year8,8262018City of SydneySample based estimate
Theatres772018City of Sydney
% of public green space (parks and gardens)46.0%2010New South Wales Department of Planning
Number of other Heritage/Historical sites1,0302018Herritage Division, NSW Office of Environment and Herritage / Australian Government Department of Energy and Environment
UNESCO World Heritage Sites32018UNESCO
Number of book titles published in the country in a year19,971 2015Books and Publishing
Art galleries1702018Art Guide Australia
Specialist private cultural HE establishments62018City of Sydney
Number of students enrolled in specialist Art & Design public institutions2,2042016City of SydneyEstimate
Number of students of Art & Design degree courses at generalist universities22,4632016Department of Education and TrainingStudents enrolled in degrees under Creative Arts category
Number of non-professional dance schools7302018Yellow PagesData concerns Greater Sydney region
Cinemas562018City of Sydney / Sydney Arts Guide 2015
Cinema screens3772018City of Sydney / Sydney Arts Guide 2015
Number of cinema screens per 100,000 population7.82018City of Sydney / Sydney Arts Guide 2015
Number of films given theatrical release in the country in a year6972017Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia 
Number of foreign films given theatrical release in the country in a year1132014Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia
Film festivals912018Film Festivals Australia / City of Sydney
Bookshops258 2018Yellow PagesData concerns Greater Sydney region
Number of bookshops per 100,000 population5.32018Yellow Pages
Number of bars802 2018Office of Liquor and Gaming
Number of bars per 100,000 population17.02018Office of Liquor and Gaming
Number of restaurants19,3842014NSW Food AuthorityIncludes restaurants and cafes
Number of markets1182015The Market Guide
Number of international students studying in the city63,7482017Australian Government Department of Education and Training 
Number of video games arcades172016City of Sydney
Museums/galleries attendance - % working age population attending at least once a year23.0%2014Australian Bureau of Statistics Data concerns New South Wales region
Number of visits to top 5 most visited museums & galleries4,241,5122017City of Sydney
Number of admissions at all theatres per year6,132,827 2014Live Performance AustraliaNSW figure
Number of cinema admissions per year24,065,4442018City of Sydney / Screen AustraliaEstimate based on attendance pattern
Number of admissions at main film festival183,000 2017Sydney Film Festival 2017 Accquittal report
Total value of cinema ticket sales per year -$ (ppp)$224,270,622 2017City of Sydney / Screen AustraliaEstimate based on average ticket price
Estimated attendance at main carnival/festival2,330,0002017Destination NSWVivid Sydney - Attendance figure estimate
Estimated attendance at main carnival/festival as % of city population48.3%2017Destination NSW
Number of international tourists per year3,800,0002016Destination NSW
Number of international tourists per year as % of city population78.8%2016Destination NSW
Geographical area size, sq. km12,368 2018City of Sydney
Total population number4,823,9912018City of Sydney Based on 2016 ABS Census of Population and Housing
% of total national country population living in the city19.4%2018City of Sydney
Working age population3,103,9622016Australian Bureau of Statistics216 Census
Number of households1,855,7342016Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Census
Foreign born population %42.9%2016Australian Bureau of Statistics2016 Census
Education level-% with degree level or higher37.6%2016Australian Bureau of Statistics2016 Census
Average income per capita per year (ppp)$46,917 2016Australian Bureau of Statistics
GDP (ppp)(million)$269,872 2015/2016SGS Economics & Planning
Creative industries employment %4.6%2014Compiled by City of Sydney research team.
Night Clubs, Discos and Dance Halls169 2018APRA AMSCO
Number of public libraries per 100,000 population2.32016State Library of NSW
Number of book loans by public libraries per year (million)17.72016State Library of NSW
Total number of museums792013Museums and Galleries NSW
Specialist public cultural HE establishments62018City of Sydney
Number of restaurants per 100,000 population400.42014NSW Food AuthorityIncludes restaurants and cafes