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Cinema audiences

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Number and proportion of people aged 15 years and over visiting the cinema at least once, by state, 1995, 1999, 2006

19951 19992 20063
No. cinema-
goers (’000)
Share of cinema-
goers (%)
No. cinema-
goers (’000)
Share of cinema-
goers (%)
No. cinema-
goers (’000)
Share of cinema-
goers (%)
NSW 2,836.9 32.5% 3,297.2 33.0% 3,375.9 32.4%
Victoria 2,220.2 25.4% 2,559.1 25.6% 2,702.2 25.9%
Queensland 1,627.0 18.6% 1,828.8 18.3% 2,058.7 19.7%
Western Australia 894.2 10.2% 1,052.2 10.5% 1,039.0 10.0%
South Australia 712.2 8.2% 798.5 8.0% 783.6 7.5%
Tasmania 184.9 2.1% 200.2 2.0% 215.5 2.1%
ACT 167.2 1.9% 173.7 1.7% 180.7 1.7%
Northern Territory4 91.2 1.0% 78.0 0.8% 75.7 0.7%
Australia 8,733.8 100% 9,987.6 100% 10,431.4 100%

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

Notes:
1. 12 months to March 1995.
2. 12 months to April 1999.
3. 12 months to June 2006.
4. Refers mainly to urban areas.

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