Of our members, the majority (58%) identify as early-career (no/few professional credits) or emerging (professional with some credits), with 31% describing themselves as professionals working in the industry. 60% identify themselves as self-employed and 75% are aged between 35 and 64 years of age. More than half of our members are female.
Over two-thirds of our members are located in Regional NSW, with the next largest groups being regional QLD, followed by Brisbane/Gold Coast (Metropolitan). One-third of our members identify as a Writer, with 14% identifying as a Producer and 13% identifying as a Director. We acknowledge that some of our members who would usually live in a regional area are required to move to a metropolitan area due to work or other life commitments.
Our members are most concerned about feeling disconnected from the wider screen industry in Australia, limited screen employment opportunities in their region and lack of local networking opportunities.