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4156.0 - Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia , 2006 Edition 2  
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Contents >> Chapter 8.1 Facilities - Introduction >> Chapter 8.4 Facilities - Access to Sporting Facilities by Indigenous Communities

FACILITIES


ACCESS TO SPORTING FACILITIES BY INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

The 2001 Community Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey found that there were 327 Indigenous communities with a population of 50 or more. Of these, 213 (65.1%) had some form of sporting facilities while 108 (33.0%) had no sporting facilities at all. For the remaining 6 (1.8%), the information was not provided.


The sports facilities which were most common were outdoor courts and sports grounds. Of the communities with sports facilities, 82.6% (176) had outdoor courts and 77.9% (166) had sports grounds.


The state with the highest percentage of Indigenous communities lacking any sporting facilities was NSW where 53.1% (26) were in this situation. The state with the lowest percentage was Queensland where only 11.4% (5 communities) had no sporting facilities.

8.4 INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES WITH A POPULATION OF 50 OR MORE, Access to sporting facilities by state and territory - 2001

COMMUNITIES WITH SPORTING FACILITIES
State or territory
Sports grounds
Outdoor courts
Indoor or
covered
sporting
facilities
Swimming
pools
Other
buildings
used for
sport
Other
community
sporting
facilities
No sporting facilities
All communities(a)

New South Wales
13
14
3
1
4
1
26
49
Queensland
27
29
7
5
17
2
5
44
South Australia
17
17
2
1
6
1
8
26
Western Australia
41
56
2
8
12
-
21
81
Northern Territory
66
58
15
7
15
5
48
124
Australia(b)
166
176
29
22
55
9
108
327

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Includes 'Whether community has sporting facilities' not stated.
(b) Victoria and Tasmania included in Australia for confidentiality reasons. The Australian Capital Territory did not have any discrete Indigenous communities.
Source: Housing and Infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, Australia, 2001 (cat. no. 4710.0).


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