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Australian households spend $6.5 billion a year on arts-related goods and services – more than dairy products or household appliances

In 2009-10, Australian households spent $15 per week on arts-related products, equating to approximately $6.5 billion economy-wide.

This spending is related to receptive enjoyment of the arts at home such as listening to music (57 percent), attending arts events (21 percent) and creatively participating in the arts (22 percent).

Key items of spending included books ($4.64 per week), culture courses ($2.00 per week) and music concerts ($1.89 per week).