The Cultural Activities Survey, Australia, 2017-18, was a topic on the Multipurpose Household Survey (MPHS) conducted throughout Australia from July 2017 to June 2018. The MPHS, undertaken each financial year by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), is a supplement to the monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS) and is designed to collect statistics for a number of small, self-contained topics. The Cultural Activities Survey was collected via two of the topics: Cultural Attendance and Cultural Participation. For the purposes of this microdata release the two topics have been combined then separated into two datasets: Cultural Activities, 2017-18 - Adults and Cultural Activities, 2017-18 - Children. Further detail can be found within the File Structure page.
Detailed information about the Cultural Activities Survey, Australia, 2017-18, including summary results, are available in the publications Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues and Events, Australia, 2017-18 (cat. no. 4114.0) and Participation in Selected Cultural Activities, Australia, 2017-18 (cat. no. 4921.0). The Explanatory notes tab from each of these publications includes information about the survey including scope and coverage, survey design, data collection methodology, weighting, benchmarking and estimation, and the reliability of estimates. The Downloads tab from each publication provides access to all published summary tables, in Excel spreadsheet format.