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Children’s Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities, Australia, Apr 2012

November 6, 2012

Children’s Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities, Australia, Apr 2012

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This publication contains results from the 2012 Survey of Children’s Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities, conducted throughout Australia in April 2012 as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS). Information about the participation of children aged 5 to 14 years in cultural, sporting and other leisure activities is provided. Details on children’s use of the Internet and mobile phones are also presented.

Information collected in the survey includes:

  • children’s participation in selected organised cultural activities and organised sports, and attendance at selected cultural venues and events outside of school hours during the 12 months prior to interview
  • participation in selected recreational activities (such as skateboarding, rollerblading or riding a scooter, bike riding, watching television, videos or DVDs, and other screen-based activities) outside of school hours during the most recent two school weeks prior to interview
  • the use of the Internet and mobile phones
  • characteristics of children who participated and the frequency and duration of their involvement in some activities.
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