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CHARACTERISTIC: LIFELONG LEARNING AND ACCESS TO EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Attendance by age group can provide a partial indication of informal lifelong learning. The highest attendance in 1999–2000 was registered by the 15–17 year age group at 61% followed by the 35–44 year age group at 44%.
ATTENDANCE(a) AT LIBRARIES(b), 1999
(b) National, state or local government library only.
(c) The number of people who attended, expressed as a percentage of the number of people in that population group.
Source: ABS Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues, Australia, April 1999 (cat. no. 4114.0).
In the 1996–97 publication ABS Libraries and Museums, 1996–1997 (cat. no. 8649.0) public Libraries comprised National and State Libraries, Local Government authority libraries, and Regional Libraries and data were aggregated. In the 1999–2000 publication, ABS Public Libraries, 1999-2000 (cat. no. 8561.0) the data were not aggregated. (Regional libraries, which referred to those libraries operated jointly by more than one LGA, were not identified separately in the 1999–2000 survey.) Data for 1999–2000 were aggregated for the purposes of this indicator.
Library visits per head of population
This refers to the total number of visits to library locations during the survey period divided by the estimated resident population as at 30 June.