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Ontario and Quebec estimates from Provincial and Territorial Culture Satellite Account, 2010

August 19, 201519 August 2015

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Economic benefits of culture

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http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/13-604-m/13-604-m2015079-eng.htm

Ontario

The direct contribution of culture industries to GDP was $23.8 billion in Ontario in 2010, which represents 4.0% of provincial GDP. The value added of culture industries in Ontario, as a proportion of total provincial GDP, is well above the national average (3.4%). Culture industries in Ontario represent 44.7% of the national GDP of culture industries. The largest contributors to the GDP of culture industries in Ontario in 2010 were visual and applied arts ($6.2 billion), audiovisual and interactive media ($5.9 billion), and written and published works ($4.8 billion).

In 2010, there were 301,100 jobs directly related to culture industries in Ontario, or 4.5% of total employment. This percentage is tied with Quebec for the highest among the provinces, well above the national average (4.1%). The Ontario jobs total represents 42.6% of nationwide employment in culture industries.

In Ontario, the GDP of culture industries is larger than the value added of agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting ($4.8 billion), mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction ($6.2 billion), accommodation and food services ($10.8 billion), utilities ($11.4 billion), and transportation and warehousing ($21.5 billion). However, the value added of culture is less than that of retail trade ($29.5 billion) and construction ($37.4 billion).

The Culture Satellite Account also provides an estimate of the GDP of sports industries in 2010 ($2.3 billion, or 0.4% of the province’s GDP). The value added of culture ($23.8 billion) is ten times larger than the sports estimate.

 

Quebec

The direct contribution of culture industries to GDP was $12.8 billion in Quebec in 2010, or 4.1% of provincial GDP. The value added of culture industries in Quebec, as a proportion of the province’s overall GDP, is the highest among the provinces and well above the Canadian average (3.4%). Culture industries in Quebec represent 23.9% of the Canadian GDP of culture industries. The largest contributors to the GDP of culture industries in Quebec in 2010 were visual and applied arts ($3.5 billion), audiovisual and interactive media ($3.2 billion), and written and published works ($2.5 billion).

In 2010, there were 174,800 jobs directly related to culture industries in Quebec, or 4.5% of total employment. This percentage is tied with Ontario for the highest among the provinces, well above the Canadian average (4.1%). The Quebec jobs total represents 24.7% of Canadian employment in culture industries.

In Quebec, the GDP of culture industries is larger than the value added of agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting ($4.2 billion), mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction ($4.6 billion), accommodation and food services ($6.8 billion), utilities ($11.6 billion), and transportation and warehousing ($11.7 billion). However, the value added of culture is less than that of retail trade ($18.1 billion) and construction ($21.5 billion).

The Culture Satellite Account also provides an estimate of the GDP of sports industries in 2010 ($840 million, or 0.3% of the province’s GDP). The value added of culture ($12.8 billion) is 15 times larger than the sports estimate.

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