4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2004 (Reissue)  
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ATTENDANCE

The 2002 Survey of Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues and Events showed that 10.1 million people (70% of the population aged 18 years and over) attended cinemas in the 12 months before interview in 2002. The attendance rate decreased successively with age from 92% for 18-24 year olds to 39% for people aged 65 years and over.

16.1 ATTENDANCE AT CINEMAS - 2002
Graph: 16.1 ATTENDANCE AT CINEMAS—2002



The frequency of attendance was also greater for people aged 18-24 years than for other age groups. Approximately 66% of 18-24 year olds visited a cinema more than 5 times in the 12-month period compared with about 40% for most other age groups.

16.2 PERSONS ATTENDING CINEMAS(a), By Age and Frequency of Attendance - 2002

Age group (years)
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
65 and over
Total

Number ('000)

1-5 times
600.0
1 272.9
1 382.3
1 070.8
586.7
523.3
5 436.0
6-10 times
470.0
509.9
504.3
449.1
248.2
175.5
2 357.1
11-20 times
375.9
381.4
276.2
210.8
152.7
96.1
1 493.1
21 times or more
308.6
191.6
86.5
118.7
80.1
66.0
851.5
Total
1 754.5
2 355.8
2 249.3
1 849.4
1 067.8
861.0
10 137.7

Proportion (%)

1-5 times
34.1
53.9
61.5
57.9
54.9
60.8
53.6
6-10 times
26.8
21.6
22.4
24.3
23.2
20.4
23.3
11-20 times
21.4
16.2
12.3
11.4
14.3
11.2
14.7
21 times or more
17.6
8.1
3.8
6.4
7.5
7.7
8.4
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

(a) In the 12 months before interview.
ABS, Survey of Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues and Events, 2002, data available on request.



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