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Migrants and Sport was released in the latest edition of Perspectives on Sport, Dec 2009, (cat. no. 4156.0.55.001). This article looks at children's participation in organised sport and leisure activities; adults' participation in sport and physical recreation; attendance at sporting events; persons involved in non-playing roles for organised sport; and sports volunteers from various ABS surveys. The article looks at the rates of participation, attendance and volunteering in a sport context for each of the migrant groups.
Persons born overseas in main English-speaking countries had a higher rate of participation in sport and physical recreation (72%) than persons born in Australia (68%) or persons born in other overseas countries (52%).
Walking was the most popular physical activity for all birthplace groups with a quarter of the total population (24%) participating in this activity. Those born overseas in main English-speaking countries had the highest rate of participation in walking for exercise (31%), whereas 20% of those born in other overseas countries and 25% of people born in Australia participated in this activity.
Economic, Civic, and Social Contributions of Refugees and Humanitarian Entrants - A Literature Review was prepared by the Refugee Council of Australia for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and was released in February 2010. This literature review considers the economic, social and civic contributions of refugees and covers relevant national and international sources while also seeking to identify information gaps and recommend future avenues of research.
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