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CULTURE AND LEISURE
Context for culture and leisure can be gained through information on gender see (see Gender), language, country of birth, ancestry (see Migrants), volunteering (see Work) and time use.
CULTURE AND LEISURE AND OUR CHANGING WORLD
There are a range of events, pressures and drivers of change that have the potential to substantially affect wellbeing. In relation to the culture and leisure sector, some examples of these factors include:
CULTURE AND LEISURE AND ACTIONS SUPPORTING WELLBEING
There are many ways that people, community groups, governments and other organisations can work to improve culture and leisure activities in Australia, particularly to improve an individual's participation. Some examples include actions to:
BUT THIS IS NOT THE WHOLE STORY
To gain a better understanding of culture and leisure in Australian society, look through the pages on:
Need some more information on culture and leisure? This section can point you in the right direction.
Cultural Ministers Council, Cultural Data Online - A website of the Cultural Ministers Council's Statistics Working Group providing access to Australian arts and cultural research reports and statistics.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics, 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics - This framework, developed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, addresses the need for accurate, comparable data to better measure the impact and relevance of cultural policies and initiatives by defining culture for statistics measurement purposes. It has a focus on production and transactions (including cultural tourism, sales of artifacts).
Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2014, Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications, (cat. no. 4902.0) - Presents three classifications covering culture and leisure related industries, products and occupations.
Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2006, Discussion Paper: Arts and Cultural Heritage in Australia - Key issues for an information development plan (cat. no. 4915.0.55.001) - The scope of this paper is broad as it seeks to map the wide range of likely data needs that could support informed decision making and community debate across the arts and cultural field, including cultural, social, economic, and quality of life issues.
Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2008, Information Paper: Arts and Cultural Heritage - An Information Development Plan, (cat. no. 4915.0.55.002) - Identifies the agreed priorities and action for information development in the area of Arts and Cultural Heritage. The paper also identifies gaps in available data and provides recommendations for addressing these data gaps.
Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2013, Discussion Paper: Cultural and Creative Activity Satellite Accounts, (cat. no. 5271.0.55.001) - Presents the findings of a study on the feasibility of producing cultural and creative activity satellite accounts for Australia.
Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2013, Information Paper: Cultural and Creative Activity Satellite Accounts, (cat. no. 5271.0.55.002) - Presents the ABS' position on the approach, data and investment priorities for producing cultural and creative activity satellite accounts for Australia.
Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2010, Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, (cat. no. 4703.0) - This framework maps statistical information about Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, in the context of the interrelationships with their social and physical environments. Not only does it provide a means to present existing data, the framework also provides the means to identify potential data gaps.
Department of Health, 2004-2009, Cultural Respect Framework, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council. - The Cultural Respect Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health aims to influence the corporate health governance, organisational management and delivery of the Australian health care system to adjust policies and practices to be culturally respectful and thereby contribute to improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Department of Health, 2014, Australia's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines - Guidelines, tips and ideas for how to be physically active.
Department of Health, 2011, National Sport and Active Recreation Policy Framework - A key objective of this framework is on increasing sports participation of particular sub-groups that are under-represented in sport and active recreation.
Australian Sports Commission, Junior Sports Framework - A resource that aims to assist all sporting organisations, to build safe, fun, quality and inclusive environments for the delivery of junior sport.
Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2008, Information Paper: Defining Sport and Physical Activity, A Conceptual Model, 2008, (cat. no. 4149.0.55.001) - Presents a conceptual model defining key concepts commonly used in survey research on sport and exercise.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Time Use Surveys - A portal to resources on time use surveys from UNECE and other agencies.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), 2013, Guidelines for Harmonizing Time-Use Surveys - Aims to a) help statisticians and policymakers understand the importance of time-use surveys, (b) provide guidance in the design and implementation of time-use surveys, and (c) improve the international comparability of their results. The Guidelines include recommendations of preferred or best practice, based on the experience of member countries.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Balancing paid work, unpaid work and leisure - Includes data on balancing paid work, unpaid work and leisure in the context of gender equality.
The arts refers to a sphere of artistic activities (e.g. literature, radio and television, film, performing arts, visual arts and craft, design, music). The output of these activities, such as stories, paintings, music, performances and films, may be referred to as 'arts products'.
The preservation of culture through the collection and management of objects and ideas that represent ways of life of particular groups of people. The sphere of cultural heritage activities includes activities generally associated with museums, art museums, libraries and archives.
An activity involving physical exertion, skill and/or hand-eye coordination as the primary focus of the activity, with elements of competition where rules and patterns of behaviour governing the activity exist formally through organisations.
An activity or experience that involves varying levels of physical exertion, prowess and/or skill, which may not be the main focus of the activity, and is voluntarily engaged in by an individual in leisure time for the purpose of mental and/or physical satisfaction.
Organised sport or physical recreation
Sport or physical recreation activities may be organised by a club or association or other organisation, such as a sporting club, social club, church group, workplace, or gymnasium. An organised activity may vary from an organised one off fun run or bush walk, through to an organised sporting competition.
Physical activity that results in almost no increase in energy expenditure, and usually involves sitting or lying down.
Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications, 2014 (cat. no. 4902.0) - The Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications (ACLC) are part of the commitment to develop national standards for culture and leisure information.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2001, UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity.
Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2013, Measures of Australia's Progress (cat. no. 1370.0).
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