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Cinema audiences

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Cinema attendance of people aged 15 years and over by level of education, 2006

Among people who had been to the cinema at least once in 2006, 22 per cent had a bachelor degree or higher. Of this group, those with a graduate diploma or graduate certificate had the highest attendance rate (80 per cent had been to the cinema at least once).

Graph: Share of cinema audiences aged 15 years and over by level of education, 2006. The table following provides the data.
Highest level of education attained No. cinema-goers ('000) Share of cinema-goers (%) Attendance rate (%)2
Total 10,431.4 100% 65.2%
Year 10 or below1 2,646.1 25.4% 50.2%
Year 11 780.8 7.5% 70.5%
Year 12 2,143.8 20.6% 75.5%
Certificate 1,508.0 14.5% 61.8%
Advanced diploma or diploma 922.4 8.8% 76.6%
Bachelor degree 1,678.4 16.1% 78.3%
Graduate diploma or graduate certificate 277.5 2.7% 80.4%
Postgraduate degree 359.7 3.4% 75.8%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues and Events (cat no 4114.0).

Notes:
1. Includes those who never attended school.
2. Cinema-goers as a percentage of the Australian population aged 15 years and over in each category.

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