Audiences and cultural participation

Children - Arts involvement outside school

30 July 2008

About one-third of Australian school children take part in organised cultural activities outside of school hours, according to a survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2006.

Attendance at public art galleries

30 July 2008

According to a 2005-06 survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, about 23 per cent of people aged 15 years and over -about 3.6 million people - visited an art gallery in the 12 months before interview.

People with a disability - attendance at cultural events

30 July 2008

A 2003 survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that over 40 per cent of people with a disability went to the cinema. According to the 2003 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers, one in five people in Australia reported that they had a disability which restricted their everyday activities and which had lasted, or was expected to last, for at least six months.

Country of birth - employment, attendance and participation

30 July 2008

The five-yearly Census of Population and Housing collects information relating to the occupation and industry of each personís main job, meaning the job in which a person usually works the most hours.


30 July 2008

Reading is a favourite activity for about 61 per cent of Australians aged 15 years and over, according to a 2006 survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.


30 July 2008

About 2.1 million people in Australia were involved in art and craft only as a hobby, during a 12-month period. A further 356,900 people were involved in writing as a hobby only, and 265,000 people had a musical hobby only.

Older people

30 July 2008

In 2003, there were 3.4 million people in Australia aged 60 years and over. Of the 3.2 million living in households, 61 per cent had attended a cultural event or venue.

Attendance at music concerts

30 July 2008

About 1.5 million people aged 15 years and over attended classical music concerts in the 12 months prior to interview, according to a 2005-06 survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Speaker series - Tim Joss

13 April 2008

On 13 April 2009, the Australia Council for the Arts and British Council co-hosted Tim Joss, the Director of the Rayne Foundation and author of the book, "New Flow - a better future for artists, citizens and the state."

Audience research made easy

10 August 2005

A practical guide demonstrating how performing arts organisations can carry out cost-effective research.

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