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Contents >> Household Expenditure >> Expenditure on Culture

EXPENDITURE ON CULTURE

3.1 Average weekly household expenditure on culture(a) - 1998-99
Graph: 3.1 Average weekly household expenditure on culture(a)—1998–99



In 1998-99, Australian households spent 3.8% of their total expenditure on cultural goods and services. Households spent the largest amounts on Video equipment ($1,960.9m), Books ($1,155.0m) and Newspapers ($943.3m).

3.2 EXPENDITURE ON CULTURE BY AUSTRALIAN HOUSEHOLDS - 1998-99

Average household expenditure
Total household expenditure
$/week
$m/year

Literature
Books
3.10
1 155.0
Newspapers
2.50
943.3
Magazines and comics
1.80
657.4
Other printed material
*0.14
*52.0
Total
7.60
2 804.0
Music
Pre-recorded compact discs and records (audio)
1.90
709.3
Audio-cassettes and tapes
0.20
59.4
Total
2.10
765.1
Performing arts
Live theatre fees and charges
0.90
341.7
Music concert fees and charges
0.60
208.0
Total
1.50
549.6
Visual arts and crafts
Studio and other professional photography
0.40
130.0
Paintings, carvings and sculptures
0.70
274.8
Art and craft materials
0.50
167.1
Total
1.50
571.9
Broadcasting, electronic media and film
Hire of video cassettes and TV or computer games
1.20
453.1
Pre-recorded video cassettes and video discs
0.50
189.4
Cinema fees and charges
1.70
623.9
Pay TV fees
0.70
267.4
Total
4.10
1 533.8
Other arts
Musical instruments and accessories
*0.25
*92.8
Culture courses
1.00
382.5
Cultural fees and charges n.e.c.
0.10
26.0
Total
1.40
501.4
Heritage
Art gallery and museum fees and charges
0.10
26.0
National park and zoo fees and charges
0.10
37.1
Total
0.20
63.1
Other culture
Audio equipment
1.10
401.2
Video equipment
5.30
1 960.9
Other audio visual equipment and parts
0.10
52.0
Hire of televisions and video recorders
0.10
40.8
Blank video cassettes and video discs
0.20
78.0
Repair and maintenance of audiovisual equipment
0.40
144.8
Audiovisual equipment and personal computer repairs insurance
-
11.1
Photographic equipment, films and chemicals (including developing)
1.70
612.8
Total
8.90
3 305.3
Total expenditure on culture
27.20
10 097.9

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
CMC SWG, Household Expenditure on Culture, prepared for CMC SWG by the NCCRS of the ABS.


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