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4156.0 - Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia , 2003  
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Contents >> Chapter 5.1 Attendance at Sports Events - Introduction >> Chapter 5.5 Attendance at Sports Events - Time Spent at Sports Events



ATTENDANCE AT SPORTS EVENTS




TIME SPENT AT SPORTS EVENTS

The 1997 Time Use Survey found that, on the day in respect of which the survey was conducted, 1.3% of the Australian population aged 15 years and over attended a sports event. The Time Use Survey looks at the number of persons participating in activities on a single day, and this explains why the rate is very much lower than the participation rates presented earlier in this chapter for attendance during a 12-month period. However, the persons who attended sports events on the survey reference day spent, on average, 2 hours 30 minutes on this activity. On average, males spent more time at sport events than females (2 hours 44 minutes compared with 2 hours 13 minutes).

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