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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2007  
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Contents >> 3.0 Household Expenditure - Introduction >> 3.1 Expenditure on Culture

EXPENDITURE ON CULTURE


3.1 AVERAGE WEEKLY HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE ON CULTURE(a) - 2003-04
Graph: Average Weekly Household Expenditure on Culture(a)—2003–04



In 2003-04, Australian households spent 4.1% of their total expenditure on cultural goods and services. Households spent the largest amounts on Books ($1,589m), Televisions ($1,375m), Pay TV fees ($1,085m) and Newspapers ($1,033m).

3.2 EXPENDITURE ON CULTURE BY AUSTRALIAN HOUSEHOLDS - 2003-04

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

Literature
Books
3.94
1 589
Newspapers
2.56
1 033
Magazines and comics
1.80
726
Other printed material
0.14
57
Total
8.43
3 400
Music
Pre-recorded compact discs and records (audio)
1.60
645
Audio cassettes and tapes
0.05
20
Total
1.65
666
Performing arts
Live theatre fees and charges
0.87
351
Music concert fees and charges
0.72
290
Total
1.59
641
Visual arts and crafts
Studio and other professional photography
0.50
202
Paintings, carvings and sculptures
0.70
282
Art and craft materials
0.46
186
Total
1.66
670
Broadcasting, electronic media and film
Hire of video cassette tapes and TV or computer games
1.17
472
Pre-recorded video cassettes and video discs
2.08
839
Cinema fees and charges
1.93
779
Pay TV fees
2.69
1 085
Total
7.87
3 174
Other arts
Musical instruments and accessories
*0.67
*270
Culture courses
1.14
460
Cultural fees and charges n.e.c.
0.05
20
Total
1.86
750
Heritage
Art gallery and museum fees and charges
0.15
61
National park and zoo fees and charges
0.24
97
Total
0.39
157
Other culture
Radios
0.07
28
CD players
0.36
145
Integrated sound systems
0.25
101
Other audio equipment(a)
*0.58
*234
Televisions
3.41
1 375
Home entertainment systems
1.33
536
Television aerials
*0.06
*24
Video cassette recorders
0.36
145
Video cameras
0.92
371
Digital video disc players or laser disc players
1.36
549
Other video equipment(b)
*0.42
*169
Audiovisual parts n.e.c.
0.22
89
Hire of televisions
*0.06
*24
Blank video cassettes and video discs
0.21
85
Repair and maintenance of audiovisual equipment and personal computers
1.00
403
Audiovisual equipment and personal computer repairs insurance
0.09
36
Photographic equipment (excluding film and chemicals)
1.17
472
Photographic film and chemicals (including developing)
1.07
432
Total(c)
12.94
5 219
Total expenditure on culture
36.39
14 678

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
(a) Includes amplifiers and tuner-amplifiers, speakers, and audio equipment n.e.c.
(b) Includes set top boxes and video equipment n.e.c.
(c) Also includes hire of video cassette recorders, but this was negligible.
ABS, Household Expenditure Survey, Australia: Detailed Expenditure Items, 2003-04 (cat. no. 6535.0.55.001) and data available on request.


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