6285.0 - Involvement in Organised Sport and Physical Activity, Australia, Apr 2007
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Australians are as keen on sport as ever, with more than a quarter of the population involved in organised sport or physical activity, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
In the year to April 2007, 3.8 million people played an organised sport, and 1.6 million were in a support role such as coach, referee or committee member.
This is over a quarter (27%) of all Australians aged 15 or older, and it is the same overall figure as the last two surveys (in 2001 and 2004).
People between the ages of 15-24 had the highest overall participation rate (39%) while people over 65 had the lowest (18%), and people between 35-44 were most often in support roles (16%).
The survey also found that:
Of the 1.6 million support people:
Further details can be found in Involvement in Organised Sport and Physical Activity, Australia (cat. no. 6285.0).
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