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For further details, refer to Involvement in Organised Sport and Physical Activity, Australia (cat. no. 6285.0), which was released on 8 February 2005.
- an estimated 4.3 million persons aged 15 years and over reported that they were involved in organised sport and physical activity, representing 27% of the total population.
- persons involved in organised sport and physical activity included 3.7 million players (23% of persons aged 15 years and over), as well as 1.5 million persons involved n non-paying roles (10%).
- a higher percentage of males (31%) than females (23%) were involved in organised sport and physical activity
- those in the 15-24 year age group had the highest rate of involvement with 39% of people participating in organised sport or physical activity. Participation rats declined progressively in older age groups, with those aged 55-64 years and 65 years and over, having less than half the rate of those aged 15-24 years.
- while the age patterns for players was similar to that for total involvement, among non-players the peak age groups for participation were those aged 35-44 years (15%) and 45-54 years (12%). People in the oldest age groups had the lowest rates (6.5% for those aged 55-64 years and 4.4% for those aged 65 years and over.
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