PERSPECTIVES ON CULTURE
Latest edition of Perspectives on Culture
The latest edition of Perspectives on Culture was released last month. This release features data from the 2009 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia, on cultural attendance by people with a disability. Selected key findings are noted below. For the full article, please visit Perspectives on Culture, August 2012 (cat. 4172.0.55.001).
The findings of the 2009 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers indicate that in 2009, 60% of people with a disability aged 5 years and over attended at least one cultural venue or event in the 12 months prior to interview.
- Attendance rates at selected cultural venues and events were higher for females, with 62% of females with a disability attending at least one cultural venue or event compared with 58% of males.
- People with a disability aged 5-14 had the highest attendance rates at museums or art galleries (33%), libraries (55%) and animal marine parks or botanic gardens (43%). The most popular activity among people aged 15-24 years were the cinemas, with 73% attending in the 12 months prior to interview.
- People with a disability aged 65 years and over had the lowest attendance rates across all activities. Going to the cinema was the most popular activity for those aged 5-64 years. However, for people aged 65 years and over similar proportions visited a library or visited a cinema (24% for both).