Statistics

Attendance at selected cultural venues and events, Australia, 2005-06

29 Jan 2007
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How do we like to spend our leisure time? This ABS reports indicates that 65% of people aged 15 years and over went to the movies at least once in 2005-06. Over one in five movie-goers (23%) went more than ten times. After the movies the next most popular activity with Australians was going to the zoo or aquarium, with just over one in three (36%) people attending, followed by going to the library (34%), and the botanic gardens (34%). In 2005-06, 85% of Australians (13.5 million) aged 15 years and over attended at least one cultural venue or event in the previous twelve months. Going to the movies remains our most popular cultural activity and it's the younger generation who are going, says the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). In total, close to two in three Australians (65% or 10.4 million people aged 15 years and over) went to the movies at least once in 2005-06. Over one in five movie-goers (23%) went more than ten times. After the movies the next most popular activity with Australians was going to the zoo or aquarium, with just over one in three (36%) people attending, followed by going to the library (34%), and the botanic gardens (34%).

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