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

Invariably, when a survey is conducted on how people spend their time, television viewing and, to a lesser extent, listening to the radio feature prominently. The most recent ABS Time Use Survey, conducted in 1997, showed that the most common recreation and leisure activity for people aged 15 years and over was watching television.


Viewers spent over three hours a day (182 minutes), on average, watching television with males spending about 10 minutes more than females. By comparison, radio listeners spent an average of 135 minutes a day tuned in to the radio. As with television, males listened for longer periods on average than females (141 minutes compared with 130 minutes respectively).


A survey of children's involvement in culture and leisure activities conducted in 2003 by the ABS found that in a two week period almost all (98%) children in Australia aged 5-14 years watched TV or videos outside of school hours and did so for an average of 22 hours a fortnight.

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