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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/12/2011   
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Contents >> Performing Arts >> Introduction


This chapter provides information on music, theatre, dance, opera and a variety of other activities which come under the broad heading of the performing arts. Attendance data from the Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues and Events Survey, 2005-06 and detailed employment data from both the 2006 Census of Population and Housing and the Work in Selected Culture and Leisure Activities Survey, 2007 are the main sources of information about involvement with the performing arts. This is complemented by data from the Performing Arts Operation Survey, 2006-07, the Performing Arts Venue Operation Census, 2006-07 and the 2002-03 Performing Arts Festival Survey, which provide information on the income, expenditure and employment of these organisations.

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