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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
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Contents >> Sport and Recreation >> Sport >> Adults participating in sport and physical activities

In the twelve months before interview in 2002, an estimated 207,900 Tasmanian adults aged 18 years and over (60.3%) participated in at least one sport or physical activity.

Tasmanian males had a higher participation rate than females, with 63.3% of adult males participating in sport or physical activities compared to 57.4% of adult females.

Participation rates were higher for younger age groups. The highest participation rate for females and males was in the 18-24 age group, with 73.7% of females and 77.2% of males participating in sport or physical activities.


PARTICIPATION IN SPORT OR PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES(a), Tasmania - 2002

Males
Females

Persons
Number
Participation
rate
Number
Participation
rate
Number
Participation
rate

Age (years)
'000
%
'000
%
'000
%

18-24
16.4
77.2
15.4
73.7
31.8
75.5
25-34
20.2
69.7
18.8
61.4
39.0
65.4
35-44
21.3
63.8
20.9
59.5
42.2
61.6
45-54
18.0
55.4
20.1
60.4
38.1
58.0
55-64
15.9
64.3
12.9
52.2
28.8
58.3
65 and over
14.5
53.7
13.6
41.7
28.1
47.1
Total
106.3
63.3
101.6
57.4
207.9
60.3


(a) Relates to persons aged 18 years and over who participated in sport or physical activity in the 12 months before interview in March - July 2002.

Source: Participation in Sport and Physical Activities, Australia (cat. no. 4177.0).


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