South Korea/ 8.2 Cultural consumption and participation  

8.2.1 Trends and figures

The Ministry of Culture undertakes a biannual survey to collect data on cultural consumption of public. Figures below show a constant increase in the percentage of the population that visit cultural events, however, detailed indicators according to types activity shows variance according to overall economic.

 

2010

2008

2006

Expenditure for culture of total income per household (%)

 

 

3.7

Percentage of population who visit museums

9.5

8.4

6.8

Percentage of population who visit classical concerts

4.8

4.9

3.6

Percentage of population who visit popular music concerts

7.6

8.2

10

Percentage of population who visit theatre

11.2

11

8.1

Percentage of population who visit dance performance

1.4

0.9

0.7

Percentage of population who visit traditional arts

5.7

4.4

4.4

(All figure based on one or more visits a year)

Source: Ministry of Culture/ Korea Culture and Tourism Institute (2011)


Chapter published: 29-11-2013


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