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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2004 (Reissue)  
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Contents >> Participation and Attendance >> Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues and Events

ATTENDANCE AT SELECTED CULTURAL VENUES AND EVENTS

In 1991, the ABS conducted its first survey on attendance patterns of Australians at cultural venues and events. The survey has been repeated several times since then, most recently in 2002.


That survey found the most popular venue to be the cinema for people aged 18 years and over. Some 70% of adult Australians attended the Cinema in the 12 months before their survey interview.


Other popular venues included Local, state and national libraries (an attendance rate of 42%), Botanic gardens (42%) and Zoological parks and aquariums (40%).


Of the performing arts activities, Popular music concerts had the highest attendance rate, with 26% of Australians aged 18 years or more attending at least one concert in the 12-month period.

1.2 PERSONS ATTENDING SELECTED CULTURAL VENUES AND EVENTS(a) - 2002

Number of people attending
Attendance rate(b)
Venue or activity
'000
%

Art museums and galleries
3 606.6
24.9
Other museums
3 623.2
25.0
Zoological parks and aquariums
5 808.3
40.0
Botanic gardens
6 034.2
41.6
Local, state and national libraries
6 110.2
42.1
Popular music concerts
3 833.6
26.4
Classical music concerts
1 298.9
9.0
Theatre performances
2 607.1
18.0
Dance performances
1 581.0
10.9
Musicals and operas
2 705.8
18.7
Other performing arts
2 955.7
20.4
Cinema
10 137.7
69.9

(a) In the 12 months before interview.
(b) Number attending as a percentage of the population aged 18 years and over.
ABS, Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues and Events, 2002 (cat. no. 4114.0).


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