Involvement and time spent on arts, culture and heritage activities in Niagara

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In 2010, according to the General Social Survey (GSS) released July 2011, the average time spent, ( in hours and minutes) per day by Canadians on various activities was reported as follows:

  • Passive  leisure – watching TV 2:06
  • Passive leisure – reading books, magazines, newspapers :20
  • Passive leisure – other :03
  • Active leisure – sports :30
  • Active leisure computer use :20
  • Active leisure – video games – :09
  • Active leisure – other:- :14
  • Socializing in restaurants – :17
  • Socializing in homes – 1:07
  • Work – 7:46
  • Work – paid 3:37
  • Activities related to work (commuting) – :25
  • Unpaid work – 3:34
  • Personal care activities – 10:45
  • Housework and related activities – 3:11
  • Civic and voluntary activities – :23
  • Educations and related activities – :36
  • Night sleep – 8:17
  • Meals – 1:02

Source: General Social Survey, 2010

In the previous GSS, the activities reported by those over 15 years of age, in order of preference were:

  • Readingbooks magazines and newspapers (88%)
  • Listening to music on CDs, cassette tapes, DVD compact discs, records (83%)
  • Watching a video (rented, purchased, VHS or DVD formats) (80%)
  • Watching a movie at a theatre or drive-in (59%)
  • Visiting a conservation area or nature park (52%)

 

Ontario and British Columbia were the only provinces where heritage activity (visiting a conservation area or nature park) attracted over half of the population. The main heritage activities reported were visits to museums, public art galleries and historic sites.

Source: The Hill Strategies Report – Profile of cultural and Heritage Activities in Ontario, 2007 from Statistics Canada General Social Surveys 1992 and 2005.

 

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