Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/01/2002
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A survey of children's activities in the 12 months to April 2000 found that 777,700 children (29%) were involved in at least one of four selected organised cultural activities outside of school hours. Girls were twice as likely as boys (40% compared with 20%) to participate in at least one of these activities (table 12.29).
Participation in dancing was highest for children aged 6 years (13%) and lowest for children aged 14 years (7%). Participation in the other three activities peaked between 10 and 12 years of age. During the 12 month period, 93% of children involved in dancing had dancing lessons. Some 75% played a musical instrument, 69% participated in drama and 57% in singing.
In the two school weeks prior to interview in April 2000, 44% of children (34% of boys and 55% of girls) undertook art and craft activities. This compares to 97% of children who watched television or videos and 69% who played electronic or computer games.
Children's participation in organised sports and other leisure activities is outlined in the section Children's participation in sports and leisure activities.
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