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4921.0 - Participation in Selected Cultural Activities, Australia, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/02/2012  First Issue
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CHARACTERISTICS OF PARTICIPANTS

AGE AND SEX

People aged 15–24 years reported the highest participation rate in cultural activities in the 12 months before interview in 2010–11 (34%). Participation rates tended to decrease with age. For example, people aged 25–34 reported a participation rate of 28% and people aged 65 years and over had a participation rate of 23%. Overall, women had a higher participation rate (31%) than men (23%). Women were more likely than men to participate in cultural activities for all age groups, except those aged 25–34 years, for which the difference between men and women was not statistically significant (Table 1).


CULTURAL ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION RATE 2010–11, By age and sex

Graph: shows women were more likely than men to participate in cultural activities for all age groups, except those aged 25–34 years, for which the difference between men and women was not statistically significant.


COUNTRY OF BIRTH

People born in Australia had a higher participation rate in cultural activities (28%) than people born overseas (23%). This rate varied depending on the type of country in which people were born. Those born in other than main English-speaking countries had a participation rate in cultural activities of 18%, whereas people born in main English-speaking countries had a similar participation rate in cultural activities (30%) to that for those born in Australia. (Table 1)

AREA OF USUAL RESIDENCE

Of the states and territories, the Australian Capital Territory (37%) had the highest participation rate in cultural activities, followed by Tasmania (32%). Other states and territories had participation rates in cultural activities of between 25% and 27%. (Table 2)

CULTURAL ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION RATE 2010–11, By state and territory

Graph: shows of the states and territories, the Australian Capital Territory at 37% had the highest participation rate in cultural activities.


Across Australia the participation rate in cultural activities for residents in capital cities (27%) was similar to that for residents outside capital cities (26%) (Table 1).

LABOUR FORCE STATUS

Of the 11.5 million people employed in the week prior to interview, 27% (3.1 million people) participated in a cultural activity. People employed part-time had a higher participation rate in cultural activities (32%) than those employed full-time (25%). People who were unemployed had a participation rate in cultural activities of 32%, while those not in the labour force had a participation rate in cultural activities of 26%. (Table 1)

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