Attendance and Engagement
More children play a musical instrument than soccer  -  Participation  -  Overview

In 2012, 18 percent of children aged 5 to 14 played a musical instrument compared to 14 percent of children played soccer.

It's hardly surprising then, that young people (aged 15-24 years old) have higher levels of creative participation with the arts than other Australians. Almost two thirds (65 percent) creatively participated in the arts in the previous 12 months, compared to 44 percent for the rest of the population.