Quick facts on the Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions

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Description of the infographic for Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions: 2017 Report

2015 Financial and operating data on not-for-profit heritage institutions, including museums, art galleries, archives, historic sites, zoos and botanical gardens

Physical visits

  • Physical visits: 75.3 million

School groups

  • School Groups: 133,941 (equals approximately 6.7 million students)

Online

  • Online visits: 203.1 million

Volunteers

  • Number of Volunteers: 115,650
  • Number of volunteer hours: 6.6 million (the equivalent of 3,200 full-time jobs)

Exhibitions

  • Number of permanent exhibitions: 15,046
  • Number of exhibitions created: 8,645
  • Number of exhibitions circulated: 3,610
  • Number of exhibitions online: 3,555

Heritage workforce

  • Number of paid workers: 36,323
  • Percentage of paid workers that are male: 34%
  • Percentage of paid workers that are female: 66%
  • Percentage of paid workers that self-identified as a visible minority: 4%

Age of workforce

  • Percentage of paid workers that are 60 years of age or older: 8%
  • Percentage of paid workers that are between the ages of 45-59: 24%
  • Percentage of paid workers that are between the ages of 25-44: 37%
  • Percentage of paid workers that are under the age of 25: 31%

Job/Role

  • Percentage of paid workers that work in education/programing and engagement: 17%
  • Percentage of paid workers that work in administration/management: 15%
  • Percentage of paid workers that work in gift shops/catering: 10%
  • Percentage of paid workers that work in facilities maintenance and security: 8%
  • Percentage of paid workers that work in exhibitions/touring: 8%
  • Percentage of paid workers that work as archivists/librarian: 6%
  • Percentage of paid workers that work in curatorial/research or scientist: 6%
  • Percentage of paid workers that work in conservation/preservation: 4%
  • Percentage of paid workers that work in digital/it: 3%
  • 24% play multiple or other job roles

Research requests

  • Number of research requests: 1.2 million

Source of funding

  • Total heritage sector revenue: $2.53 billion
  • Funding from Interest/investment: 1.4%
  • Funding from private sector: 12.7%
  • Funding from earned revenues: 36.3%
  • Funding from government: 49.6%
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