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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2008 (First Edition)  
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Contents >> Expenditure on Culture

EXPENDITURE ON CULTURE

3.1 AVERAGE WEEKLY HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE ON CULTURE(a) - 2003-04
Graph: 3.1 AVERAGE WEEKLY HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE ON CULTURE(a)—2003–04


In 2003-04, Australian households spent 4.1% of their total expenditure on cultural goods and services. Households spent the largest amounts on Books ($1,587m), Televisions ($1,376m), Pay TV fees ($1,084m) and Newspapers ($1,031m).

3.2 EXPENDITURE ON CULTURE BY AUSTRALIAN HOUSEHOLDS - 2003-04

Average household expenditure
Total household expenditure
$/week
$m/year

Literature
Books
3.94
1 587
Newspapers
2.56
1 031
Magazines and comics
1.80
727
Other printed material
0.14
55
Total
8.44
3 400
Music
Pre-recorded compact discs and records (audio)
1.60
646
Audio cassettes and tapes
0.05
19
Total
1.65
665
Performing arts
Live theatre fees and charges
0.87
353
Music concert fees and charges
0.72
291
Total
1.59
644
Visual arts and crafts
Studio and other professional photography
0.50
203
Paintings, carvings and sculptures
0.70
282
Art and craft materials
0.46
184
Total
1.66
668
Broadcasting, electronic media and film
Hire of video cassette tapes and TV or computer games
1.17
473
Pre-recorded video cassettes and video discs
2.08
840
Cinema fees and charges
1.93
779
Pay TV fees
2.69
1 084
Total
7.87
3 176
Other arts
Musical instruments and accessories
*0.67
*272
Culture courses
1.14
459
Cultural fees and charges n.e.c
0.05
19
Total
1.86
750
Heritage
Art gallery and museum fees and charges
0.15
61
National park and zoos fees and charges
0.24
98
Total
0.39
159
Other culture
Radios
0.07
27
CD players
0.36
145
Integrated sound systems
0.25
100
Other audio equipment(a)
*0.58
*239
Televisions
3.41
1 376
Home entertainment systems
1.33
537
Television aerials
*0.06
*26
Video cassette recorders
0.36
145
Video cameras
0.92
371
Digital video disc players or laser disc players
1.36
550
Other video equipment(b)
*0.42
*168
Audiovisual parts n.e.c
0.22
90
Hire of televisions
*0.06
*26
Blank video cassettes and video discs
0.21
86
Repair and maintenance of audiovisual equipment and personal computers
1.00
404
Audiovisual equipment and personal computer repairs insurance
0.09
37
Photographic equipment (excluding film and chemicals)
1.17
471
Photographic film and chemicals (including developing)
1.07
433
Total(c)
12.94
5 231
Total expenditure on culture
36.40
14 694

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
(a) Includes amplifiers and tuner-amplifiers, speakers, and audio equipment n.e.c.
(b) Includes set top boxes and video equipment n.e.c.
(c) Also includes hire of video cassette recorders, but this was negligible.
Source: ABS, Household Expenditure Survey, Australia: Detailed Expenditure Items, 2003-04 (cat. no. 6535.0.55.001) and data available on request.






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