4147.4.55.001 - Culture and Recreation News, Mar 2000  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/03/2000   
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Work in Selected Culture/Leisure Activities, Australia, 1998-99, ABS Cat.no. 6281.0 ($18.50) was released on 15 March. The publication presents information on the number and demographic characteristics of persons working in selected culture and leisure activities. Details include the types of activities undertaken, the time spent on the activities and whether payment was received for any involvement. The data relates to people's work in these activities in the 12 months prior to their interview (which occurred between November 1998 and August 1999).

DATA HIGHLIGHTS - 1.3 million adult Australians (9.4% of the Australian population aged 18 years or over) worked for pay in one or more culture and leisure activities during 1998/99. In addition, 2.2 million people (16.3% of adults) worked in such activities without receiving payment.The most common activities were writing, organising festivals, design, organising fetes, teaching cultural activities and photography.

Use of the Internet by Householders, Australia, November 1999
, ABS Cat. no. 8147.0 ($16.00) was released on 1 March. It contains information on individual and household access to the internet at home, work and other locations. The publication also presents statistics on electronic commerce activities of adults.
DATA HIGHLIGHTS - In November 1999, 25.1% of households (1.7 million) had home access to the internet. An estimated 6.0 million people (44.0% of the adult population) had accessed the internet in the 12 months prior to November 1999.