6285.0 - Involvement in Organised Sport and Physical Activity, Australia, April 2010 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/11/2010  Final
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Men were more likely to be involved in organised sport and physical activity than women (29% of males compared with 24% of females). Men had higher participation rates in both playing roles (24%) and non-playing roles (10%) than women (20% in playing roles, 8% in non-playing roles) (Table 1).

Participation rates, By type of role and sex
Graph: Participation rates in roles by sex


People aged 15-24 years had the highest playing role participation rate (38%) and the highest overall participation rate (39%). However, people aged 35-44 years had the highest participation rate in non-playing roles with 15% (Table 1).

Playing, non-playing and total participation rates, By age
Graph: Playing, non-playing and total involvement

Country of birth

People born in Australia were more likely to be involved (30%) than people born in main English-speaking countries (25%) and people born in non main English-speaking countries (11%) (Table 1).

Area of usual residence

People living in the six state capital cities (25%) were less likely to be involved than those living in the rest of Australia (28%) (Table 1).

Labour force status

People not in the labour force were less likely to be involved in organised sport and physical activity (19%) than employed people (30%) and unemployed people (26%) (Table 1).