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During the recent years the number of library users raised constantly but theatre and museum visits decreased.

 

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Monaco/ 8.2 Cultural consumption and participation  

8.2.1 Trends and figures

For the last ten years, the Ministry of Finance and the Economy has assigned the Business Development Agency and its Statistics Division to publish key indicators on the life of the state. The Monegasque Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (IMSEE), created in January 2011, is now in charge of this publication.

This annual publication provides insight into the cultural habits of the people of Monaco.

Computer ownership and internet access: According to Census figures 2008, 64.4% of residents had a computer and 57.2% had Internet access.

Audiovisual equipment in homes

Table 7:     Number of Households with at least one Radio, Television Set or VCR in Monaco in 1990, 2000 and 2008

 

Radio sets

Television sets

VCRs

 

1990

2000

Dev. in %

2000

2008

Dev. in %

2000

2008

Dev. in %

TOTAL

9 957

12 737

28

14 135

13 852

-2

10 031

10 854

8.20

% in relation to number of households

73.30

86.10

 

95.55

95.34

 

67.81

74.71

 

Source:     Census 2000 and 2008.

Book library, sound library and video library

The Principality has a municipal library, a children's library (Caroline), a sound library and a video library run by the city.

A – Multimedia library registered users (library, sound library and video library), 2012

Year

2012

Number registered

1 616

Source:     "Monaco en chiffres" edited by the IMSEE, 2013.

B- Caroline library users, (for children only) 2004-2012

Year

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Reading room attendance

1 734

1 918

1 938

1 946

2 010

2 269

2 303

2 333

2 593

Source:     "Monaco en chiffres" edited by the IMSEE, 2013.

Cultural facilities and events

The number of users of cultural facilities has remained fairly stable over the last five years.

A – Princess Grace Theatre, 1994-2012

Seasons

Tickets sold

Events

Performances

1994-1995

20 033

21

76

1995-1996

17 901

20

64

1996-1997

14 172

18

63

1997-1998

13 520

20

56

1998-1999

15 704

23

60

1999-2000

15 857

27

61

2000-2001

19 059

27

64

2001-2002

18 679

26

70

2002-2003

17 494

25

71

2003-2004

18 173

27

66

2004-2005

17 016

27

68

2005-2006

17 232

25

67

2006-2007

12 039

16

49

2007-2008

16 227

24

66

2008-2009

12 855

20

54

2009-2010

12 337

23

63

2010-2011

13 522

23

62

2011-2012

8 555

23

40

Source:     "Monaco en chiffres" edited by the IMSEE, 2013.

B – Théâtre des Variétés, number of spectators 2003-2012

Year

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Conferences

4 964

4 939

4 787

4 565

4 397

2 349

2 301

1 927

1 223

2 226

Concerts

5 354

3 647

3 515

4 674

5 713

4 946

4 292

4 852

3 959

4 192

Dance

350

1 362

875

2 021

1 338

1 684

2 701

944

660

1 733

Conferences
and reunions

1 570

1 340

1 019

701

475

898

1 677

94

1 345

229

Films / cinema
and screenings

1 705

1 066

1 636

1 985

3 477

2 311

2 269

2 574

2 369

2 560

Shows

4 468

3 756

1 724

1 898

1 314

1 079

2 365

2 722

1 916

2 512

Drama

3 223

3 407

3 110

3 363

4 830

3 885

3 234

1 874

3 343

3 135

TOTAL

21 634

19 517

16 666

19 214

21 544

17 152

18 839

14 987

14 815

16 587

Source:     "Monaco en chiffres" edited by the IMSEE, 2013.

C – Monte Carlo Opera, 2003-2012

 

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Tickets sold

6 071

8 794

7 270

6 307

6 307

12 121

8 339

10 471

13 646

13 989

Number of performances

8

13

12

10

10

22

19

21

31

28

Source:     "Monaco en chiffres" edited by the IMSEE, 2013.

D – International Circus Festival, 2004-2012

 

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Number of spectators

29 786

33 586

34 842

40 816

42 000

43 000

44 000

44 000

44 800

Number of days

8

9

9

11

12

13

13

13

13

Source:     "Monaco en chiffres" edited by the IMSEE, 2013.

E – Fort-Antoine Theatre, 2001-2013

Year

Number of shows

Number of spectators

2001

8

3 990

2002

7

4 340

2003

7

3 820

2004

7

4 200

2005

7

2 958

2006

6

2 560

2007

18

2 700

2008

11

2 000

2009

14

2 500

2010

23

2 632

2011

10

2 480

2012

6

2 164

2013

6

2 100

Source:     Department of Cultural Affairs.

F – European Heritage Day, 2001-2012

Year

Number of sites

Number of admissions

2001

28

20 001

2002

24

29 195

2003

30

32 621

2004

35

30 633

2005

37

31 030

2006

36

30 851

2007

33

30 072

2008

34

27 000

2009

36

24 800

2010

37

27 282

2011

36

30 184

2012

38

25 655

Source:     Department of Cultural Affairs.

G – Museums, number of admissions 2005-2012

Years

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Oceanography Museum

588 583

607 148

589 026

588 482

573 319

654 895

671 327

669 267

Exotic Gardens/ Anthropological Museum

155 592

152 796

150 661

148 821

131 910

128 788

136 424

134 427

National Museum

14 342

14 496

13 343

12 957

16 378

8 688

17 352

19 724

Stamps and Coins Museum

4 158

4 657

3 751

6 685

4 971

3 190

5 381

5 386

Source:     "Monaco en chiffres" edited by the IMSEE, 2013.


Chapter published: 09-10-2013

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