Sites providing international and Australasian comparative audience statistics. See also Museum Resources/Social, Economic and Creative Impacts
- A Statistical Overview: Arts and Culture in Victoria 2012. Includes audience data on museums and galleries in Victoria.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics 1370.0 Measures of Australia’s Progress (MAP). In relation to aspects of life which enrich people’s lives, MAP includes details of attendance rates for cultural events and venues showing that around 86% of people attended a cultural venue.
- Department of Culutre and the Arts – Western Australia, Arts and Culture Monitor Report 2013. WA survey looking at the values and attitudes towards arts and culture. Key findings show that 81% of respondents attended at least one cultural activity in the last year.
- Guess Who’s Going to the Gallery? Queensland a 2013 report of a study by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland. For an outline of its content see Gina Fairley, ‘Who goes to Galleries?’ ArtsHub, 13 November 2013
- Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2011 . Includes museum figures drawn from 2009 survey and comparitive data on heritage and indigenous places, performing arts, visual arts and crafts, libraries and archives etc.
- Guess Who’s Going to the Gallery? NSW Results of a three year strategic initiative by Museums and Galleries NSW. A snapshot of its findings can be seen here: http://mgnsw.org.au/sector/support/resources/audience/guess-whos-going-gallery-nsw-state-report/
- Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2011. Includes figures for participation and attendance by sport.
- Audience Atlas NZ, November 2011, published by the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi AoteAroa, June 2012. The Atlas is based on a national survey of population (aged 15 or more) who are in the market for arts, culture and leisure activities and events. See: Audience Atlas.
- TEA/AECOM, 2013 Theme and Museum Index report identifies thetheme parks, waterparks and museums with top attendances around the world.
- ‘Museums – ‘Temples of delight’, Special Report, The Economist December 21st 2013 provides audience numbers and some core demographics for major museums in Europe, the UK, America and China.
- ALVA UK: The UK Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) provides its members’ visitor figures in March each year. The data provided includes a wide range of UK museums and heritage sites.
- The Arts Newspaper publishes annual audience attendance tables for international art, antiques and antiquities exhibitions in museums and galleries.
For 2011 figures see: http://www.theartnewspaper.com/attfig/attfig11.pdf
The 2012 Visitor Study results can be seen at:|
Art Newspaper Visitor Study 2012 Pt 1
Art Newspaper Visitor Survey 2012 Pt 2
Art Newspaper Visitor Study 2012 Pt 3
Art Newspaper Visitor Survey 2012 Pt 4
- For 2013 Visitor Study results see:
Art Newspaper Visitor Study 2013
- Museum Analytics is an online platform for sharing and discussing information about museums and their audiences. Some comparison data on attendances and online engagement is available on the site. For further information the user needs to subscribe. See: Museum Analytics
- The World Cities Culture Report 2012, commissioned by the London City Council, looks at a number of major cities including Berlin, Istanbul, Johannesburg, London, Mumbai, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo to examine the character and importance of culture in world cities. The report includes data on Sydney audiences for cultural activities including visits to museums, galleries and heritage sites. This data is drawn in the main from the Australian Bureau of Statistics data to 2010. See The World Cities Culture Report 2012. See also World Cities Culture Report 2013.