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Cinema audiences

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Cinema attendance of people aged 15 years and over by household income, 2006

Among people who had been to the cinema at least once in 2006, 21 per cent were from households in the highest income quintile.

Graph: Share of cinema audiences aged 15 years and over by household income, 2006. The table following provides the data.
Equivalised gross household income quintiles1 No. cinema-goers ('000) Share of cinema-goers (%) Attendance rate (%)2
Total 10,431.4 100% 65.2%
Lowest quintile 1,010.6 9.7% 47.2%
Second quintile 1,305.6 12.5% 50.8%
Third quintile 1,879.1 18.0% 66.6%
Fourth quintile 2,106.4 20.2% 75.3%
Highest quintile 2,199.2 21.1% 80.0%
Unknown 1,930.5 18.5% 65.8%

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

Notes:
1. Refers to groupings of 20 per cent of the total population (in this case all those aged 15 and over), when ranked in ascending order according to income.
2. Cinema-goers as a percentage of the Australian population aged 15 years and over in each category.

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