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A Statistical Overview: Arts and Culture in Victoria

This report, produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, brings together the latest ABS data on Victoria's arts and cultural sector.

The report includes statistics about arts attendance in Victoria, the most popular arts activities, arts employment figures, economic activity and information about the ways that the arts are funded in this state.  Scroll down for a full list of topics and download links.

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Summary

Summary - Arts and Culture in Victoria  (PDF, 519KB)

Summary - Arts and Culture in Victoria  (DOC, 2MB)

 

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Full report - A Statistical Overview:

Arts and Culture in Victoria  (PDF, 1MB) 

Arts and Culture in Victoria  (DOC, 2MB)

 

 

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3.7 million (87%)

Victorians attend cultural venues or events

Chapter 1.

Cultural attendance and participation  (PDF, 179KB)

Cultural attendance and participation  (DOC, 1MB)

 

877,000 (21%)

of Victorians work in culture or leisure activies

Chapter 2.

Employment, work and volunteers in culture  (PDF, 212KB)

Employment, work and volunteers in culture  (DOC, 2MB)

 

95%

of young people attend cultural venues or events

Chapter 3.

Children, young people and the arts  (PDF, 174KB)

Children, young people and the arts  (DOC, 1MB)

 

7%

of Australia's indigenous population live in Victoria

Chapter 4.

Indigenous participation in the arts  (PDF, 160KB) 

Indigenous participation in the arts  (DOC, 1MB)

 

29%

of people in Victorian were born overseas

Chapter 5.

People born overseas and the arts  (PDF, 157KB) 

People born overseas and the arts  (DOC, 1MB)

 

18%

of people in Victoria have a disability which restricts everyday activities

Chapter 6.

People with a disability and the arts  (PDF, 149KB) 

People with a disability and the arts  (DOC, 1MB)

 

59%

of Victorians aged 60 and over attend cultural venues and events

Chapter 7.

People 60 years and older and the arts  (PDF, 148KB)

People 60 years and older and the arts  (DOC, 1MB)

 

$47.50

per Victorian household spent each week on cultural items

Chapter 8.

Household expenditure on culture  (PDF, 146KB)

Household expenditure on culture  (DOC, 1MB)

 

16,700

businesses operate in the cultural sector in Victoria

Chapter 9.

Economic activity  (PDF, 205KB)

Economic activity  (DOC, 1MB)

 

$550 million

in cultural funding by the Victorian Government

Chapter 10.

Cultural Funding by government and business  (PDF, 161KB)

Cultural Funding by government and business  (DOC, 1MB)

 

26%

of Victorians attend museums and galleries per year

Chapter 11.

Museums and art galleries  (PDF, 150KB)

Museums and art galleries  (DOC, 1MB)

 

287

public libraries in Victoria

Chapter 12.

Libraries  (PDF, 150KB)

Libraries  (DOC, 1MB)

 

21%

of Victorians attend a musical or opera per year

Chapter 13.

The performing arts  (PDF, 155KB)

The performing arts  (DOC, 1MB)

 

69%

of Victorians attend the cinema per year

Chapter 14.

Cinema, film and video  (PDF, 144KB)

Cinema, film and video  (DOC, 1MB)

 

 For more ABS stats on culture visit ABS Topics @ a Glance: Culture