4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2004 (Reissue)  
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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.



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