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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2007  
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FREQUENCY OF ATTENDANCE


Some venues and events were more likely to attract repeat visitors than others. More than two-thirds (71%) of library attendees reported visiting at least five times during the 12-month period before being interviewed. Similarly, Cinemas were popular with over half (54%) the patrons having attended at least five times in 12 months.


The venues or events where the majority of people attending had been only once in the 12-month period were Other performing arts, Musicals and operas, Dance performances and Museums.

1.5 Frequency of attendance at cultural venues and events - 2005-06

FREQUENCY OF ATTENDANCE(a)
Once only
2-4 times
5 times
or more
Total
%
%
%
%
'000

Art galleries
36.5
46.1
*17.3
100.0
3 630.7
Museums
50.4
38.9
**10.6
100.0
3 611.9
Zoological parks and aquariums
47.9
43.4
**8.7
100.0
5 699.8
Botanic gardens
37.7
45.1
*17.1
100.0
5 390.9
Local, state and national libraries
4.9
24.1
71.0
100.0
5 454.5
Popular music concerts
34.7
46.8
*18.5
100.0
4 035.9
Classical music concerts
42.1
*42.0
**15.8
100.0
1 508.1
Theatre performances
46.6
41.9
**11.5
100.0
2 723.2
Dance performances
54.4
*37.0
**8.6
100.0
1 625.0
Musicals and operas
54.6
39.0
**6.3
100.0
2 613.9
Other performing arts
63.8
*29.4
**6.9
100.0
2 655.0
Cinema
9.5
36.4
54.1
100.0
10 431.4

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
(a) In the 12 months before interview.
ABS, Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues and Events, 2005-06 (cat. no. 4114.0).


Table 1.6 shows attendance rates recorded in 2005-06, compared with attendance rates from previous ABS surveys conducted in 1995 and 1999. Attendance rates in 2005-06 were similar to the earlier years. It is important to note that some changes in survey collection methods have occurred across the years and this may affect the validity of comparisons.

1.6 Attendance at selected cultural venues and events(a) - 1995, 1999 and 2005-06

1995
1999
2005-06

ATTENDANCE RATE (%)

Art galleries
22.3
21.2
22.7
Museums
27.8
19.9
22.6
Zoological parks and aquariums
35.3
33.9
35.6
Botanic gardens
38.5
36.1
33.7
Local, state and national libraries
38.4
38.1
34.1
Popular music concerts
26.9
25.4
25.2
Classical music concerts
7.7
8.8
9.4
Theatre performances
16.6
16.5
17.0
Dance performances
10.0
9.0
10.2
Musicals and operas
19.3
16.3
16.3
Other performing arts
18.7
17.8
16.6
Cinema
62.1
67.0
65.2

(a) In the 12 months before interview.
ABS, Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues and Events, 2005-06 (cat. no. 4114.0).


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