21 Jul 2024

Last update 4 / 12 / 2023

GASTAT issues culture and entertainment statistics from mid-2022 to mid-2023

The General Authority for Statistics has issued a publication on its official website, which includes statistics on culture and entertainment. The results of the publication indicate that  80  % of individuals (aged 15 and above) visited cultural events or activities, while 90% visited entertainment events or activities. Publication also shows that 13% of individuals attended national celebrations, while 11% visited cinemas.
The percentage of Saudi individuals and non- Saudi individuals visiting Saudi entertainment seasons reached 39% and 36%, respectively. 
The publication's findings showed that 20% of individuals did not visit cultural events and activities and 40% did not visit them because of lack of time.

According to the publication, 23% of individuals engage in walking, while 19% play football in their free time. 

Furthermore, 37% of individuals read at least one book in the past 12 months, while 21% read newspapers and 7% read magazines.

It is worth mentioning that the publication presents data on the visitation and engagement of individuals (aged 15 and above) in cultural and entertainment activities based on the results of the Household Culture and Entertainment Survey conducted by the General Authority for Statistics in 2023. The data was collected using telephone interviews and self-reporting from a selected sample of individuals. For more details, please visit the official website of the General Authority for Statistics (stats.gov.sa).

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