9 CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORT
NATIONAL EXPENDITURE ON radio and television sets.
Socio-cultural activities: Community
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT centres and other socio-cultural
AND SPORT activities.
(Tables 9.1- 9.2) Sports and games: Sport clubs,
swimming pools, purchase of sports
DEFINITIONS AND CALCULATION equipment etc; organization of games
METHODS and sports competitions and using the
The definition of the field and its classification Internet.
were based on a combination of two Nature and the environment:
definitions: Recreational activities connected with
(1) UNESCO recommendations (UNESCO: nature and preservation of the
Recommendation Concerning the International environment.
Standardization of Statistics on the Public Gambling: National Lottery and "Sport-
Financing of Cultural Activities, adopted on the Toto".
report of Programme Commission V at the General administration and non-
thirty-seventh plenary meeting, on October 27, apportionable miscellaneous activities:
1980). Administration of cultural, youth and sports
(2) The definitions of private consumption and activities; non-profit institutions n.e.s.
its classification in the national accounts. The main national expenditure on culture,
(System of National Accounts 1993, entertainment and sport is the expenditure of
Commission of the European Communities, households on goods and services supplied
International Monetary Fund, Organization for by business enterprises. In addition, the
Economic Co-operation and Development, expenditure on culture, entertainment and
United Nations, World Bank, 1993). sport includes the value of the services to
According to this definition, the following households supplied by the government,
items are included in national expenditure national institutions, local authorities and
on culture, entertainment and sport: non-profit institutions. As these services have
Cultural heritage: Museums, no market price, they are estimated at the
archives, preservation of historical value of costs of manufacturing - labour
monuments and archeological costs, other current purchases of goods and
excavations. services, and estimated depreciation.
Literature and printed matter: The remainder is the expenditure on
Libraries, books, newspapers and construction of buildings and purchase of
other periodicals (excluding textbooks equipment for culture, entertainment and
and school libraries). sport.
Music and performing arts: Theatre, The national expenditure on culture,
dance and concerts; night clubs and entertainment and sport is classified by the
other entertainment performances; following sectors:
purchase of musical instruments and (1) Government offices and national
equipment for playing and listening to institutions Government offices
music. expenditures and expenditures of the
Visual arts: Painting, sculpture and Jewish Agency and the World Zionist
other arts; art galleries. Organization in the sphere of culture,
Cinema and photography: entertainment and sport.
Production and screening of films, (2) Local authorities: expenditures of
purchase of photographic and filming municipalities, local councils and
equipment. regional councils on celebrations,
Radio and television: Radio and performers, parks and other
television broadcasts, purchase of
expenditures in the field of culture, local authorities.
entertainment and sport. Expenditures of non-profit institutions were
(3) Non-profit institutions. obtained from a survey which included about
(a) Non-profit institutions, where the 330 institutions. The survey is based on
government, the Jewish Agency or financial reports of the institutions
the local authorities finance most summarizing their expenditure and its
of the expenditure (e.g. community components according to type of institution.
(b) Private non-profit institutions.
(4) Business sector: household Compared with the data published in the
expenditure on purchases of cultural previous Statistical Abstract, estimates were
goods and services such as: purchase revised following reevaluation of calculations
of tickets for cinema, theatre, etc.; of depreciation from 1995 to 1999, and
purchase of durable commodities, following current revisions of data for 2000-
such as television sets, home video 2002, based on detailed financial reports or
machines, and radios; purchase of on other information.
entertainment products and other
hobbies, such as toys, games, BOOKS, NEWSPAPERS AND
flowers, pets, etc. PERIODICALS
Classification by operating sector is similar to (Tables 9.3-9.4)
that of the National Expenditure on Education (Detailed data appeared in "Books Published in
(see Chapter 8 - Education). Israel - 1996", in Current Briefings in Statistics, No.
In classification by financing sector, financing 22, 2000.
by the sector is defined as the total of direct as well as in “Daily Newspapers and Periodicals
expenditure on goods and services along Published in Israel 1995”, Current Briefings in
with subsidies, grants, transfers and other net Statistics, No. 4, 1998.
payments to other sectors (excluding loans). Data on books published are based on a
In government financing, the component of survey of publishing houses conducted by
support through unlinked, low-interest the Central Bureau of Statistics. Surveys of
government loans is not included. this nature have been conducted every few
years since 1965. The surveys are based on
ESTIMATES AT CONSTANT PRICES questionnaires filled out by publishers, with
The annual changes in the national items about each book published during the
expenditure on culture, entertainment and survey year: subject, number of copies,
sport at constant prices were calculated language of origin, language of printing and
separately for each sector (government, local more. The last survey in the series refers to
authorities, non-profit institutions and the January-December 1996.
business sector), and for each type of
expenditure (wages, current purchases, DEFINITIONS AND EXPLANATIONS
depreciation, construction and equipment). Book: all printed matter comprising 49 or
See details in National Expenditure on more pages, printed in Israel and distributed
Education, Chapter 8 - Education. to the public. Multi-volume books are counted
as one unit. Magazines are not included.
SOURCES First Edition: Books published for the first
Estimates of expenditures by households are time in Israel in the survey year (incl.
based on the findings of surveys on translations).
household expenditure as well as on current Revised edition: An edition which differs from
data on purchase of goods and services, the previous one in content and/or type of
collected while preparing the estimates of printing (update, expansion, abridgment, etc.)
private consumption. Reprint: an additional printing, with no
The estimates of expenditure by the changes in the original publication.
government, the national institutions and the Data on periodicals and newspapers were
local authorities were prepared on the basis processed from information culled from the
of a detailed analysis of the expenditure card-file of the National Library.
items in the government’s financial reports
(which are prepared by the Accountant
General), the national institutions and the
SURVEY OF PUBLIC (branches).
Branch: a library associated with a main
LIBRARIES 1998 library.
(Table 9.5) Volume: a physical unit of writings bound in a
The data are based on the results of a survey single binding. In counting volumes, a book of
of public libraries which the Central Bureau of several volumes is counted as the number of
Statistics conducted in July 1998 - May 1999. volumes of which it consists.
The survey covered all the localities in the Borrower: a person registered in the library’s
country. borrower card index.
Library. An organized collection of volumes,
periodicals, graphic, musical or audio-visual
materials intended for public use, free of
charge or for a fee.
Public libraries were classified into the Data were supplied by the Ministry of the
following administrative units: Interior.
Independent library: a library that is an
independent administrative unit.
Main library: a library that serves, inter alia as
the administrative center for other libraries
946 Extracurricular Activities of 1187 Reading, Leisure and Sports
9th-12th Grade Pupils, Activities, 1999
Hebrew and Arab 1214 National Expenditure on
Education, 1990/91, Part I Culture, Recreation and
962 Extracurricular Activities of Sports, 1984/85-2002
9th-12th Grade Pupils,
Hebrew and Arab CURRENT BRIEFINGS IN
Education, 1990/91, Part II STATISTICS
996 Time Use in Israel, Time 4, 1998 Daily Newspapers and
Budget Survey, 1991/92 Periodicals Published in
1029 Time Use in Israel, Additional Israel, 1995
Findings from the Time 2, 2000 Books Published in Israel,
Budget Survey, 1996
1166 Public Libraries, 1998