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Attendance at Selected Culture and Leisure Venues, Survey of

CONTACT

Assistant Director
National Centre for Culture and Recreation Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Adelaide
Telephone (08) 8237 7449
Facsimile (08) 8237 7366


DESCRIPTION

The Survey of Attendance at Selected Culture and Leisure Venues collects data on attendances at a range of cultural venues and performances.The object of the survey is to identify demographic details of people attending the venues and the number of times they attend. The results assist in the assessment and development of cultural policies.

In 1991, 1995 and 1999 this survey was a supplement to the Labour Force Survey. A repeat of the survey in 2002 used the General Social Survey as the collection vehicle. It is planned that the next survey will be part of the 2005/06 Multi Purpose Household Survey (MPHS).

Scope

Same as that used in the survey vehicles used to collect the data, e.g. 2002 General Social Survey.


DISSEMINATION

Publication

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2003, Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues and Events, Australia, 2002 (cat. no. 4114.0), ABS, Canberra.

Data Service

Unpublished data is available to meet to meet specific user requests, especially for sState data.

Release Schedule

The 2002 survey was released in December 2003.

DATA ITEMS

Items available in survey vehicles (see relevant entries in this directory for further details)


Which culture and leisure venues and activities were attended in last 12 months
Art museums
Other museums
Zoological parks and aquaria
Botanic gardens
Libraries
Classical music concerts
Popular music concerts
Theatre performances
Dance performances
Musicals and operas
Other performing arts
Cinemas

Number of times attended selected culture and leisure venues and activities in last 12 months
(asked in relation to each culture and leisure venue and activities for persons who attended the venue or activity in last 12 months)


GEOGRAPHY

Data are available for Australia, each sState and tTerritory and capital city/balance of state

METHOD OF COLLECTION

Method of collection is as for the survey vehicle, e.g. 2002 General Social Survey.

TIMING OF COLLECTION

Reference Period

April when collected through Labour Force survey.
The 2002 GSS was conducted over a five month period from March to July 2002.

Frequency of Collection

Every four years. It is planned that the next Survey of Attendance at Selected Culture and Leisure Venues will be collected as a topic in the 2005/06 Multi Purpose Household Survey.

Historical Data

The Survey of Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues was run as a supplement to the Labour Force Survey in 1991, 1995 and 1999.
In the 1999 survey, most of the interviews were conducted by telephone, whereas in the 1995 survey, all of the interviews were conducted face-to-face. This change in methodology necessitated some wording changes to the questions in the 1999 survey as prompt cards could not be used. This may also have had a slight impact on the results.
The 2002 General Social Survey was conducted via Computer Assisted Personal Interview.


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