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Australia Council Launched Interactive Local Region Arts Engagement Dashboard

Monday, January 23, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Minji Kim

The Australia Council for the Arts has released a new online interactive dashboard, that looks at attendance and participation with the arts at a local region level across Australia. Commissioned by the Australia Council, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) prepared data using the smallest geographical area to profile how people engage with the arts.

By analysing the ABS data, the new Australia Council online interactive dashboard can reveal museum attendance in Hobart compared to Townsville or, if more people are engaged in creating visual arts in Geelong compared to Darwin,” said Tony Grybowski, Australia Council for the Arts Chief Executive.

This Local Region Arts Engagement dashboard data reveals that:

  • Museums and art galleries were most popular with ACT and Tasmania residents;
  • ACT residents were by far the most engaged as audiences, with 91% attending arts or cultural venues or events, followed by Victoria at 86% and South Australia and Western Australia at 85%;
  • 89% of residents in Cairns attended arts events or venues compared to 73% in Latrobe-Gippsland;
  • More people in Parramatta (23%) created or participated in the arts compared to Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs (18%); and
  • 47% of people in Warrnambool and South West, Victoria engaged in creating art compared to 28% in Mandurah, WA and 23% in Darwin.

The full media release on announcement is on the Australia Council for the Arts website. View and compare Australia's Local Region Arts Engagement data.

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