The 2010–11 MPHS asked 26,405 respondents across Australia about their Participation in Selected Cultural Activities in the 12 months before interview. Respondents were asked whether they had taken part in a range of cultural activities, how much time they had spent and whether they had received any income for their involvement.
Responses to each of these questions, along with a range of socio-demographic data are included on the TableBuilder file. This microdata has been allocated to one of two levels:
1. Socio–demographic and Participation Level
2. Most Frequent Participation Level
The Socio–demographic and Participation Level contains characteristics data about each respondent including their age, sex, marital status, employment, education and personal income and some basic cultural activities data; mainly the types of cultural activities undertaken in the last 12 months. This level also has some information about the households in which respondents live including the number of children present aged less than 15 and the overall household income. In addition, the Socio–demographic and Participation Level includes broad locational data items such as the respondent's state or territory of usual residence.
The Most Frequent Participation Level contains more detailed information about the three main activities a respondent has reported. The data items available include the type of cultural activity, the number of weeks per year and the number of hours per week involved in the activity and the reasons for participating in the activity.
The following image shows the levels including the sub–categories under which the individual data items have been grouped. A complete data item list can be accessed from the Downloads page.