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Work and Involvement in Selected Culture, Sporting and Leisure Activities
 
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    OVERVIEW

    The Survey of Work in Selected Culture and Leisure Activities is a supplementary to the Monthly Population Survey and is expected to be conducted every three to four years. It collects data on involvement in cultural activities and sports participation which are cross-classified by demographic characteristics collected from the Labour Force Survey.

    PURPOSE

    The object of the survey is to obtain data about the population's paid and unpaid involvement in a range of culture, sport and leisure activities; the classification used to develop the most recent list of activities is based on the Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications. While details of participation in sports (in both a playing and non-playing capacity) is collected, details of which sports participation occurred are not collected. Principal users are the National Centre for Culture and Recreation Statistics (NCCRS) of the ABS, the Statistical Working Group to the Cultural Ministers Council, the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, and the Recreation and Sports Industry Statistics Group (RSISG) to the Standing Committee on Recreation and Sport (SCORS).

    SCOPE

    The scope of the collection includes all persons resident in Australia and aged 15 and over except:

    • those residing in non-private dwellings (hotels, motels, hostels etc.),
    • members of the permanent defence forces,
    • certain diplomatic personnel of overseas governments customarily excluded from census and estimated populations, and
    • overseas residents in Australian and members of non Australian defence forces (and their dependants) stationed in Australia.

    In the Monthly Population Survey, coverage rules are applied which aim to ensure that each person is associated with only one dwelling, and hence has only one chance of selection. The chance of a person being enumerated at two separate dwellings in the one survey is considered to be negligible.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework

    The survey provides a measure of the number of people working (in a paid and unpaid capacity) in culture, organised sport and leisure, with the scope being defined by the Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications, Australia, 2001 (Cat. no. 4902.0).

    Main outputs

    For persons 15 years of age and older:

    1. in the publication entitled 'Work in Selected Culture and Leisure Activities' (catalogue number 6281.0), information is provided on paid and unpaid involvement during the previous 12 months in a range of selected cultural and leisure activities cross-classified by income from the activity, related qualifications, as well as socio-demographic characteristics collected in the Monthly Population Survey (e.g. State/Territory, age, sex, country of birth, labour force status); and
    2. in the publication entitled 'Involvement in Organised Sport and Physical Activity' (catalogue number 6285.0), information is provided on paid and unpaid involvement in organised sport and physical activities, both in playing and non-playing roles, during the previous 12 months cross-classified by income from the activity, related qualifications, as well as socio-demographic characteristics collected in the Monthly Population Survey (e.g. State/Territory, age, sex, country of birth, labour force status).

    Classifications

    Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications, Australia, 2001 (ABS Cat. No. 4902.0)

    Other concepts (summary)

    Not applicable

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Australia
    New South Wales
    Victoria
    Queensland
    South Australia
    Western Australia
    Tasmania
    Northern Territory
    ACT
    Statistical Region
    Labour Force Region
    Part of State Metropolitan
    Part of State Extra-Metropolitan
    Capital City Statistical Division

    Comments and/or Other Regions

    Excludes persons living in remote and sparsely settled areas of Australia.

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    3 Yearly

    Frequency comments

    Subject to regular slot in the supplementary survey program

    COLLECTION HISTORY

    3/1993 First survey was conducted as a supplementary to the Monthly Population Survey (approximately 30,000 dwellings). ARA interviews.

    3/1997 Survey repeated. Questions asked by personal interview of up to two randomly selected persons 15 years of age and over from each household for 7/8ths of the MPS sample.

    4/01 Survey repeated. Questions asked by ARA interview of one randomly selected person 15 years of age and over from each household for 7/8ths of the MPS sample.

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments




    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    30/05/2002 03:59 PM



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