Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2004 (Reissue)  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/09/2006  Reissue
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product  
Contents >> Household Expenditure >> Changes in Spending Patterns

CHANGES IN SPENDING PATTERNS

Between 1988-89 and 1998-99, total household expenditure on culture (after adjusting for inflation) increased by 13%, with some notable shifts in expenditure patterns over that time.


Large increases in spending over this 10-year period were for Broadcasting, electronic media and film (up by 60%), Visual arts and crafts (up 58%) and Music (up 54%). Conversely, households chose to spend less on Other arts (down by 26%), Literature (down 23%) and Heritage (down 19%).

3.3 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE ON CULTURE AT CONSTANT PRICES(a) - 1988-89 and 1998-99

1988-89
1998-99
Percentage change
$/week
$/week
%

Literature
9.8
7.6
-22.6
Music
1.3
2.1
53.7
Performing arts(b)
1.5
1.5
-0.7
Visual arts and crafts(c)
0.7
1.1
58.0
Broadcasting, electronic media and film(d)
2.6
4.1
60.1
Other arts(e)
1.8
1.4
-26.2
Heritage
0.2
0.2
-19.0
Other culture(f)(g)
5.8
8.9
53.4
Total(c)(e)
23.7
26.7
12.9

(a) In 1998-99 prices (1988-89 expenditures have been adjusted to 1998-99 prices).
(b) Comprises live theatre fees and charges and music concert fees and charges.
(c) Excludes art and craft materials which were allocated to a category that was not predominantly cultural prior to 1998-99.
(d) Excludes hire of TV games for 1998-99 survey.
(e) For 1998-99, includes cultural fees and charges n.e.c. which were included in other cultural categories in 1988-89.
(f) Includes hire of TV games for 1998-99.
(g) For 1998-99, includes other audiovisual equipment and parts which were included in other cultural categories in 1988-89.
CMC SWG, Household Expenditure on Culture, prepared for CMC SWG by the NCCRS of the ABS.



Previous PageNext Page


Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window


Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.