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Age profile of cinema audiences

by gender,1997–2015

Next update July 2017

The split between male and female cinema attendance has varied little since 1997, except among 14–17 year olds, where a 3-percentage point gap has closed. In 2015, women outnumbered men only in the 50 years and over age groups.

Age profile of female cinema-goers compared to male cinema-goers, 2015

 

Graph: Age profile of cinema audiences by gender, 1977-2015. Table below has the data.

Proportion of cinema-goers (%)

  14–17 years 18–24 years 25–34 years 35–49 years 50+ years
Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men
1997 9% 12% 15% 15% 22% 24% 28% 28% 26% 21%
1998 9% 11% 15% 15% 22% 23% 29% 28% 27% 22%
1999 8% 10% 16% 16% 21% 23% 28% 28% 27% 23%
2000 8% 10% 16% 17% 21% 23% 28% 28% 27% 22%
2001 8% 9% 15% 17% 21% 23% 28% 28% 27% 23%
2002 8% 8% 15% 17% 21% 23% 28% 27% 29% 25%
2003 8% 9% 15% 17% 20% 23% 27% 27% 29% 25%
2004 8% 9% 15% 17% 20% 21% 27% 27% 30% 26%
2005 8% 9% 15% 17% 19% 21% 27% 27% 30% 26%
2006 9% 9% 14% 16% 19% 20% 27% 27% 31% 27%
2007 9% 9% 15% 16% 19% 20% 27% 27% 31% 28%
2008 8% 9% 15% 16% 18% 20% 28% 28% 31% 28%
2009 8% 8% 14% 16% 19% 21% 27% 27% 32% 28%
2010 7% 8% 15% 17% 20% 22% 27% 26% 31% 27%
2011 8% 8% 15% 17% 19% 21% 27% 26% 32% 28%
2012 7% 8% 15% 17% 19% 22% 26% 25% 33% 28%
2013 7% 7% 15% 17% 20% 22% 25% 25% 33% 29%
2014 7% 7% 14% 16% 20% 23% 25% 25% 34% 29%
2015 7% 7% 14% 16% 21% 22% 25% 25% 34% 30%

Source: Val Morgan & Co (Aust) Pty Ltd/Roy Morgan Research Centre, © Val Morgan & Co (Aust) Pty Ltd. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Notes:
‘Cinema-goers’ means people who had been to the cinema at least once in the last 12 months.
Figures may not match previously published data due to retrospective adjustments by Val Morgan & Co (Aust) Pty Ltd/Roy Morgan Research Centre in 2009.

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