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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2007  
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Contents >> 1.0 Participation and Attendance - Introduction >> Characteristics of Attendees

CHARACTERISTICS OF ATTENDEES


For almost all venues and events, attendance rates for females were higher than for males. The differences were most apparent for Local, state and national libraries (41% of females compared with 27% of males) and Musicals and operas (21% compared with 12%).

1.3 Persons attending selected cultural venues and events(a), By sex - 2005-06
Graph: Persons attending selected cultural venues and events(a), By sex—2005–06



Attendance patterns at cultural venues and events varied considerably for different age groups.


People aged 15-24 years were those most likely to attend Popular music concerts and the Cinema, while people aged 25-44 years were those most likely to visit Zoological parks and aquariums. By comparison, people aged 45-64 years were those most likely to attend Classical music concerts and Musicals and operas.

1.4 Attendance rates(a), By age - 2005-06

AGE GROUP (YEARS)
15-17
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
65-74
75 and
over
Total

ATTENDANCE RATE (%)

Art galleries
23.1
17.6
22.5
23.4
26.6
25.8
21.5
15.6
22.7
Museums
25.2
15.7
23.6
27.2
25.1
24.9
19.2
11.0
22.6
Zoological parks and aquariums
42.0
35.4
46.5
46.0
32.0
31.0
22.7
11.0
35.6
Botanic gardens
21.0
28.7
37.6
35.9
35.2
37.4
34.9
23.5
33.7
Local, state and national libraries
45.8
33.9
32.7
37.3
33.6
30.3
33.6
29.9
34.1
Popular music concerts
31.2
40.0
30.9
25.1
26.5
18.7
12.9
6.5
25.2
Classical music concerts
6.4
6.0
7.0
8.3
12.4
12.8
11.8
9.6
9.4
Theatre performances
24.5
15.8
15.4
15.5
20.3
20.1
16.8
7.6
17.0
Dance performances
18.9
8.2
9.4
12.3
12.8
8.5
6.7
4.3
10.2
Musicals and operas
18.1
13.7
13.6
17.0
19.0
19.9
16.0
11.5
16.3
Other performing arts
20.0
16.1
19.0
19.3
17.3
15.9
11.7
7.1
16.6
Cinema
93.1
84.5
75.7
68.6
62.7
55.6
44.8
26.7
65.2

NUMBER ('000)

Total population
818.1
1 938.3
2 779.3
2 959.6
2 779.5
2 217.3
1 386.2
1 130.2
16 008.6

(a) Number attending in the 12 months before interview as a percentage of the population in the relevant age group.
ABS, Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues and Events, 2005-06 (cat. no. 4114.0).


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