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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/02/2008   
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Contents >> Culture and recreation


Cultural and recreational activities are important contributors to the wellbeing of individuals and communities. They take many forms including involvement in visual and performing arts, music, literature, cultural heritage, religious activities, libraries, radio, television, and sports and physical recreation.

This chapter reviews a range of cultural and recreational activities undertaken by Australians and, where available, presents a statistical summary for those activities. The chapter also presents information about the industries providing a range of cultural and recreational services in Australia, and some information regarding the cultural background of the population.

Statistics have been drawn from surveys of households and businesses conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and also from its compilations of administrative data, such as that which provides information about government funding of heritage and arts activities. Other Australian Government organisations have contributed to some of the data presented in this chapter.

Further information on the operations of organisations referred to in this chapter, including their administrative and legislative backgrounds, may be obtained from their individual websites, the addresses of which are provided at the end of the chapter.

This section contains the following subsection :
      Sports and physical recreation
      Cultural diversity
      Culture and recreation Bibliography

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