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Consumer Spending on Culture in Canada, the Provinces and 13 Municipal Regions in 2001

March 1, 2003

This report examines the spending of Canadians on cultural activities, goods and equipment, including art supplies and musical instruments, art works and events, home entertainment, movie theatre admissions, photographic equipment and services, and reading material. The data is drawn from Statistics Canada’s Survey of Household Spending for 1997 through 2001, a yearly paper-based questionnaire on Canadians’ spending habits.

This article summarizes data for total consumer spending on culture, per capita spending amounts, and changes in spending between 1997 and 2001. The report also compares consumer spending on culture in the provinces and provides a brief profile of consumer spending on culture in each province. The levels of consumer spending on culture in 13 municipal regions across Canada are also compared and profiled.