Attendance to cultural events

Updated: 25 Mar 2013
Next update: 25 Mar 2019

The time use survey is an interview survey in which the respondents keep an accurate diary of their time use over a two-day period. Besides the time used for different activities, the survey also studies the daily and weekly rhythms of time use, and the time spent together with other people.


Attending of cultural events is popular

Attending of cultural events is popular: 83 per cent of the population aged 10 or over had attended some cultural event during the year prior to the Time Use Survey. The share has increased over the past 10 years. The most popular cultural events are the cinema and concerts, which more than one-half of the population had attended. There has been a strong increase in con-cert-going in the past 10 years.

Women attend cultural events more frequently than men: 86 per cent of women and 79 per cent of men had attended some cultural event. Overall, attendance of cultural events was most widespread among children and young people.

Upper-level salaried employees attend cultural events more than people in other socio-economic groups. However, the proportion of those having at-tended cultural events has not grown among upper-level salaried employees. By contrast, self-employed farmers, other self-employed persons, production workers, and distribution and service workers today attend cultural events more than they did 10 years ago. Thus, it could be claimed that cultural events attract more wide-based audiences than before.