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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
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Contents >> Sport and Recreation >> Sport >> Children participating in the most popular organised sports

In the 12 months to April 2003, the most popular organised sports for boys aged 5-14 years were outdoor soccer with a participation rate of 22.3%, Australian Rules football (21.9%), and outdoor cricket (12.5%). For girls aged 5-14 years, the most popular sports were netball with a participation rate of 19.0%, swimming (12.7%), and hockey (7.8%).

For some sports, there is a clear difference between the sexes in terms of participation. For example, almost 97% of netball players were girls, while more than 97% of Australian Rules footballers were boys.


CHILDREN PARTICIPATING IN THE MOST POPULAR ORGANISED SPORTS(a), Tasmania - year ended April 2003

Number
Participation rate
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons

Sports
'000
'000
'000
%
%
%

Soccer (outdoor)
7.5
*1.6
9.1
22.3
*4.9
13.8
Australian Rules football
7.3
**0.2
7.5
21.9
**0.5
11.5
Swimming
3.1
4.0
7.2
9.3
12.7
10.9
Netball
**0.2
6.1
6.3
**0.7
19.0
9.6
Basketball
3.0
2.1
5.1
9.0
6.6
7.8
Hockey
2.1
2.5
4.6
6.2
7.8
7.0
Cricket (outdoor)
4.2
**0.2
4.4
12.5
**0.5
6.6
Athletics and track and field
2.8
*1.5
4.2
8.4
*4.4
6.5
Tennis
2.4
*1.3
3.6
7.1
*3.9
5.5
Gymnastics (trampolining)
*1.0
*1.7
*2.8
3.1
5.3
4.2
Martial arts
*0.8
*0.7
*1.5
*2.5
*2.0
*2.3
Total organised sports(b)
22.9
16.9
39.8
68.2
52.8
60.7

* estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
(a) Children aged 5 to 14 years who participated in organised sport outside of school hours in the 12 months before interview in April 2003.
(b) Total includes other organised sports.

Source: ABS data available on request, Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities Survey.


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