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Statistics on botanic gardens usage

Two sources of statistics on the Australia-wide use of botanic gardens have recently become available. The Council of Heads of Australian Botanic Gardens (CHABG) commissioned the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to update earlier Botanic Gardens statistics as part of their Population Survey Monitor with three surveys over the period November 1994 - May 1995. A separate project undertaken by ABS in March 1995 was a 'Survey of Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues' comparing the socio-demographic characteristics of consumers of a range of cultural activities. The data from these two sources have been used to obtain the following percentage estimates for the whole of the Australian population .

Who visits botanic gardens?

* As only private dwellings were surveyed, no overseas tourist information is included.

Age of botanic gardens visitors, 15 years and over:

Those who visit at least one botanic garden each year, according to their age:

Those over 15 who visit at least one botanic garden each year, according to their highest educational qualification:

Those over 18 who visit at least one botanic garden each year, according to their main activity:

Those over 15 who visit at least one botanic garden, according to their state of residence:


Updated , Murray Fagg (anbg-info@anbg.gov.au)