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Chapter 10: Exhibition – 107 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 10.4 Screen density and admissions per person – international comparisons A standard way to gauge the level of cinema provision is by ‘screen density’, ie the number of screens per unit of population. In 2013, the UK figure was 6.1 screens per 100,000 people, the same as in 2012. This level of access to screens falls short of the numbers in other major film territories: USA (12.4), France (9.1), Australia (8.6), Spain (7.8) and Italy (6.5). Germany’s screen density, of 5.7 screens per 100,000 people, is slightly less than the UK’s (source: IHS). Table 10.2 shows the numbers of admissions per person in a number of major film territories. The UK saw more admissions per person (2.6) than Spain, Italy and Germany despite having a lower screen density than Spain and Italy. Of the major territories, the USA (3.8) and Australia (3.7) had the highest admissions per person. Table 10.2 Admissions per person in major film territories, 2003-2013 USA Australia France UK Spain Italy Germany 2003 4.8 4.5 3.0 2.8 3.2 1.5 1.8 2004 4.6 4.5 3.4 2.9 3.3 1.7 1.9 2005 4.3 4.0 3.0 2.7 2.9 1.5 1.5 2006 4.3 4.0 3.2 2.6 2.7 1.6 1.7 2007 4.3 4.0 3.0 2.7 2.6 1.7 1.5 2008 4.1 3.9 3.2 2.7 2.3 1.7 1.6 2009 4.2 4.1 3.4 2.8 2.4 1.6 1.8 2010 4.0 4.1 3.5 2.7 2.2 1.8 1.5 2011 3.8 3.8 3.6 2.7 2.1 1.7 1.6 2012 3.9 3.7 3.4 2.7 2.0 1.5 1.7 2013 3.8 3.7 3.2 2.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 Source: IHS 10.5 Screen density and admissions per person in the UK As in previous editions of the Yearbook we are able to present screen provision data based on two types of regional classification. The datasets are not directly comparable because of differences in the way the regions are defined; they do, however, shed light on different aspects of national and regional variation in screen provision. The Cinema Advertising Association produces monthly admissions totals for each of the television advertising regions used by the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA). Screen and admissions data for 2013 using these television regions are presented in Table 10.3. Although London had the highest numbers of screens and sites, its screen density at 6.7 screens per 100,000 people was lower than that of Northern Ireland (11.1) and Central Scotland (6.8) and only slightly higher than Wales and West (6.5) and South West (6.4). The North East had the lowest screen density (4.6) among all ISBA regions.


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