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4177.0.55.002 - Microdata: Participation in Sport and Physical Recreation, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
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CHANGES TO SPORT TYPES

There have been changes to the definition of several sport and physical recreation activities. The following table shows the sports and physical recreation activities that are no longer comparable across survey cycles. Sports and physical recreation activities that are not listed in the table are comparable across all three surveys.

2011–12 sport and physical recreation activities levelDefinition change
Comparable to previous cycles?
2005–062009–10
Aerobics
  • Aerobics is a new category for 2011–12.
  • In 2005–06 and 2009–10 Aerobics was grouped under the broad categories Aerobics/Gymnasium workouts and Aerobics/Fitness/Gym respectively.
N
N
Dancing/Ballet
  • Dancing/Ballet now includes Callisthenics.
  • In 2005–06 and 2009–10 Callisthenics was grouped under the broad categories Aerobics/Gymnasium workouts and Gymnastics respectively.
N
N
Fitness/Gym
  • Fitness/Gym is a new category for 2011–12.
  • In 2005–06 and 2009–10 Fitness/Gym was grouped under the broad categories Aerobics/Gymnasium workouts and Aerobics/Fitness/Gym respectively.
N
N
Football sports
  • Football sports is a new category for 2011–12.
N
N
Gymnastics
  • Gymnastics now excludes Callisthenics.
  • In 2005–06 and 2009–10 Callisthenics was grouped under the broad categories Aerobics/Gymnasium workouts and Gymnastics respectively.
N
N
Korfball
  • Korfball was a new category in 2009-10.
  • In 2005–06 Korfball was grouped under the broad category Tee ball/Handball/Korfball/Putt-Putt Golf/Other ball sports.
N
Y
Motor sports
  • Motor sports now includes Drag racing and Speedway. In 2005–06 and 2009–10, they were not explicitly defined, but likely to be included in this category.
  • In 2005–06 Trail bike riding was included in Motor sports. In 2009–10 and 2011–12 Trail bike riding separately categorised and excluded from Motor sports.
N
Y
Scuba diving/snorkelling
  • Snorkelling is a new category for 2011–12.
  • In 2005–06 and 2009–10, Snorkelling was included under the broad category Water volleyball/Canoe polo/White water rafting/Other water sports
N
N
Surf sports
  • Surf sports now explicitly includes Bodyboarding. In 2005-06 and 2009-10, Bodyboarding was not explicitly listed as an inclusion.
  • Surf sports included Sailboarding and Windsurfing in 2005–06. These were were combined into a separate category and excluded from Surf sport in 2009–10 and 2011–12.
N
Y
Trail bike riding
  • Trail bike riding was a new category in 2009-10.
  • In 2005–06 Trail bike riding was grouped under the broad category Motor sports.
N
Y
Volleyball (indoor and outdoor)
  • Beach volleyball was not defined as a category in 2005–06, and was likely to be included with Volleyball (indoor and outdoor)
N
Y
Weight lifting/Body building
  • Weight lighting/Body building is new category for 2011–12.
N
N

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