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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/06/2007  Reissue
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Contents >> 1.0 Participation and Attendance - Introduction

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Australians' involvement in heritage and the arts can take many forms. Involvement can include such creative pursuits as painting, acting or playing a musical instrument, which we define as 'creative participation'. Involvement can also cover the enjoyment one gains through experiencing the creative or artistic works of others such as seeing a movie, or visiting a museum or art gallery, which we define as attendance.

This chapter provides information on Australians' cultural pursuits - the time they spend on particular leisure activities, the cultural venues and events they like to attend and some of the creative hobbies in which they are involved. The focus of this chapter is on less formal involvement in heritage and the arts.

Information on people who are paid or do voluntary work for cultural organisations or produce cultural works for public display are the subject of Chapter 5 of this publication.

This section contains the following subsection :
      Time spent on cultural activities
      Attendance at selected cultural venues and events
      Characteristics of Attendees
      Frequency of Attendance
      Childrens Involvement in Cultural Activities
      Hobby Activities

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