1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
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Contents >> Sport and Recreation >> Sport >> Children participating in organised sport

In the twelve months before interview in April 2003, an estimated 39,800 Tasmanian children (60.7%) participated outside school hours in sport that had been organised by a school, club or association.

Boys were more likely to participate in organised sport than girls, with 68.2% of boys and 52.8% of girls participating. This was so for all age groups.

The highest participation rate for boys was in the 9-11 age group, with 78.6% (8,100). The highest participation rate for girls was in the 12-14 age group, with 60.0% (6,000).


CHILDREN PARTICIPATING IN ORGANISED SPORT(a), Tasmania - year ended April 2003

Number

Participation rate
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons

Age (years)
'000
'000
'000
%
%
%

5-8
7.4
5.4
12.8
56.9
43.9
50.6
9-11
8.1
5.5
13.6
78.6
56.7
67.7
12-14
7.4
6.0
13.4
71.8
60.0
66.0
Total
22.9
16.9
39.8
68.2
52.8
60.7


(a) Outside of school hours during the 12 months before interview in April 2003.

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


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