Australian Bureau of Statistics
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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INDIGENOUS PARTICIPATION IN CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Female participation rates were higher for Arts and crafts (20%) and Writing or telling stories (17%) compared with males (14% for both activities). This pattern was evident across both the 15 to 34 year old and 35 years and over age groups. Male participation was higher in Music, dance or theatre (12%) compared with females (10%).
In 2008, participation in selected cultural activities was higher for those Indigenous persons aged 15 years and over living in remote and very remote areas compared with those living in non-remote areas. For Arts and crafts, 22% of Indigenous persons living in remote areas of Australia participated in this activity compared with 16% living in non-remote areas. Similarly, of those Indigenous persons living in remote areas, 21% participated in Writing or telling stories (16% for Music, dance or theatre) compared with 14% living in non-remote areas (9% for Music, dance or theatre).
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