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Arts and Culture 2008

Arts and Culture: 2008 Archive

The arts touch the spirit and nurture the soul, enriching the quality of life in any city. This sector can also be an important economic and employment generator.


Supplementary Local and National Comparison Information

Attendance at Cultural Events is an indicator of the level of interest and opportunity in arts and culture in a community.

Graph:

 ConcertTheatrical PerformancePopular musicalSymphony
Waterloo Region44.120.221.211.7
Canada44.125.524.811.2
 Cultural FestivalCultural Heritage DanceOther Cultural Event
Waterloo Region16.915.16.5
Canada25.816.211.8

Source: Statistics Canada, special request, General Social Survey,2005.

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The % Employment in Cultural Industries is an indicator of the number of people employed in arts and culture in Waterloo Region and the importance of arts and culture to our community.

Graph:

 2000200120022003200420052006
Waterloo Region1.311.521.461.51.141.40.99
Ontario2.132.162.052.12.192.172.2
Canada22.012.032.052.042.061.957

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Employment in Arts, Culture, Recreation, and Sport is an indicator of the number of people employed in recreation and sports as well as the arts and the level of importance of the broad area of culture and recreation in Waterloo Region.

Graph:

 20012006
Waterloo Region2.332.3
Ontario2.823.1
Waterloo Region2.742.89

Source: Census 2001, 2006, Community Profiles

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The Number of Establishments in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation is an indicator of the level of opportunity for the public to engage in these activities.

Graph:

 20042005
Performing Arts & Spectator Sports190211
Amusement, Gambling, Recreation207210
Heritage Institutions98

Source: Statistics Canada, Market Research Handbook, 2006, 2008

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