Participation in culture
Statistical activity code: 40422
Participation of at least fifteen-year-old persons in cultural activities by cultural domain and place of residence / group of persons
Frequency of visiting cultural institutions by cultural domain
Total household expenditure on visiting cultural institutions per quarter and average expenditure per household on last visit by cultural sector and type of expenditure
Average expenditure per capita on the last visit to a cultural event and the share of visitors with cultural expenditure by cultural domain and type of expenditure
Classification of cultural institutions and events
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011)
Statistical Classification of Regional Units of Estonia
Dependent child – a household member aged 0–17 (as at the date of filling in the questionnaire) or a household member aged 18–24 who is living with at least one parent and whose main economic status is inactive.
Household – a group of people who live in a common main dwelling (at the same address) and share joint financial and/or food resources and whose members consider themselves to be one household. A household can also consist of one member only.
Income quintile – one fifth of the households ordered by average monthly net disposable earnings per household member. The first or the lowest quintile contains one fifth of the households receiving the lowest average monthly net disposable earnings per household member, the second quintile contains the next fifth and so on.
Participation in cultural activities – visiting cultural events and establishments, including visits to theatre, concerts, cinema, museums, art galleries, cultural sites, literary events, libraries, handicraft events, sports events (as a spectator), and other cultural events.
Rural settlements – small towns and villages.
Urban settlements – cities, cities without municipal status and towns.
Permanent residents of Estonia aged 15 and older and their household members, excluding persons living in institutional households (children’s homes, care homes, monasteries etc.)
A list of the permanent residents of Estonia (aged 15 and over) compiled based on the population and housing census (2011) and the population register
2013, 2015, 2017, 2020
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Data are published in the statistical database at https://andmed.stat.ee/en/stat under the subject area “Social life / Culture / Participation in cultural activities” in the following tables:
KUT021: Cultural participation of at-least-fifteen-year-old persons in the previous 12 months by cultural sector and county / group of persons
KUT022: At-least-fifteen-year-old persons by frequency of visiting cultural institutions in the previous 12 months and by cultural sector
KUT025: At-least-fifteen-year-old library visitors by place of residence / group of persons and aim of visit
KUT026: At-least-fifteen-year-old persons by reading books in the previous 12 months, type of literature and place of residence / group of persons
KUT027: At-least-fifteen-year-old persons by theatre visits in the previous months, type of production and place of residence / group of persons
KUT028: At-least-fifteen-year-old persons by concert visits in the previous 12 months, genre of music and place of residence / group of persons
KUT029: At-least-fifteen-year-old persons by visiting cinemas in the previous 12 months, film preference and place of residence / group of persons
KUT030: At-least-fifteen-year-old persons by watching films, main type of media used and place of residence / group of persons
KUT031: At-least-fifteen-year-old persons by main source of information on cultural activities and by place of residence / group of persons
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Creative industries spillovers in the frame of the ESSnet Culture project, Estonian Institute for Futures Studies, Tallinn 2011
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Ministry of Culture
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Data is complete
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The number of objects in the total population is 1,098,000 persons aged 15 and over. The number of objects in the sample is 2,500 persons per quarter.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Over two years
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