Australian Bureau of Statistics
4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2010
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/10/2010
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DOMESTIC CULTURAL TOURISM
During 2009, Australians aged 15 years and over took 66.1 million overnight trips within Australia. Of this, 14% (9.3 million) were cultural and heritage visitors, who spent a collective 50 million nights away, that involved travelling at least 40 kilometres from home.
Visiting museums or art galleries was the most popular cultural activity for domestic overnight visitors, with 43% attending, compared to 36% of domestic day visitors. Visits to historical/heritage buildings, sites or monuments attracted 29% of overnight visitors and 25% of day visitors.
According to Tourism Research Australia's Snapshots 2009 Cultural and Heritage Tourism in Australia, domestic overnight cultural and heritage visitors spent $9,600m in 2009. The average amount spent per trip was $1,030 compared to those not participating in cultural and heritage activities, who spent on average $578 per trip.
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