Interactive local region arts engagement dashboard launced

Proportion of Australians (aged 15+) who attended arts

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.

Australia Council for the Arts commissioned the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to prepare data using the smallest geographical area, Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4), to profile how people engage with the arts.

The 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%);
- 47% of people in Warrnambool and South West, Victoria engaged in creating art compared to 28% in Mandurah, WA and 23% in Darwin.

View and compare your Local Region Arts Engagement data on the Australia Council for the Arts Research webpage.

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