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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 >> 3.2 Changes in Spending Patterns

CHANGES IN SPENDING PATTERNS

Between 1998-99 and 2003-04, total household expenditure on culture (after adjusting for inflation) increased by 3.5%, with some notable shifts in expenditure patterns over that time.


Large increases in spending over this 5 year period were for Heritage (up by 93%), Broadcasting, electronic media and film (up by 65%) and Visual arts and crafts (up by 47%). Conversely, households spend less on Music (down by 29%), Other culture (down by 11%), Performing arts (down by 10%) and Literature (down by 5%).

3.3 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE ON CULTURE AT CONSTANT PRICES(a) - 1984 to 2003-04

1984
1988-89
1993-94
1998-99
2003-04
Percentage change
1998-99 to 2003-04
$/week
$/week
$/week
$/week
$/week
%

Literature
12.9
11.5
10.9
8.9
8.4
-5.3
Music
1.2
1.5
2.2
2.3
1.7
-29.4
Performing arts(b)
1.9
1.8
1.9
1.8
1.6
-9.7
Visual arts and crafts(c)
0.7
0.7
0.8
1.1
1.7
46.6
Broadcasting, electronic media and film(d)
2.6
3.0
4.0
4.8
7.9
65.1
Other arts(e)
2.4
2.2
2.0
1.5
1.9
21.4
Heritage
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.2
0.4
92.8
Other culture(f)(g)
8.3
9.1
12.0
14.5
12.9
-10.9
Total(c)(e)
30.1
30.0
34.1
35.2
36.4
3.5

(a) In 2003-04 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 surveys prior to 1998-99.
(e) The 1998-99 and 2003-04 surveys include cultural fees and charges n.e.c. which were included in other cultural categories prior to this.
(f) Includes hire of TV games for surveys prior to 1998-99.
(g) For 1998-99 and 2003-04, includes other audiovisual equipment and parts which were included in other cultural categories in previous surveys.
ABS, Household Expenditure Survey, Australia: Detailed Expenditure Items, 2003-04 (cat. no. 6535.0.55.001). ABS, Consumer Price Index, Australia, Dec 2005, data available on request.


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