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



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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