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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/08/2004   
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Contents >> Sport and recreation >> Sport >> Age and sex of adults participating in sports and physical activities

In the 12 months before interview in 2002, an estimated 207,900 Tasmanian adults aged 18 years and over participated in at least one sporting or physical recreation activity. This was 60.3% of Tasmania's adult population. The participation rate of 63.3% for males was higher than the female participation rate of 57.4%. Overall, participation rates generally decreased as age increased.

Adults in Greater Hobart were more likely to participate in a sport or recreational activity than adults in the rest of Tasmania (62.1% compared with 59.0%). However, for adults aged 18-24 years the participation rate was lower in Greater Hobart, 73.5%,compared with 77.1% in the rest of Tasmania.




ADULTS PARTICIPATING IN SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES, Tasmanian regions(a) - 2002

Greater Hobart
Rest of Tasmania
Tasmania




'000

%

'000

%

'000

%

Age (years)
18-24
13.9
73.5
17.9
77.1
31.8
75.5
25-34
17.0
68.6
21.9
63.2
39.0
65.4
35-44
18.2
64.3
23.9
59.7
42.2
61.6
45-54
16.3
58.9
21.8
57.3
38.1
58.0
55-64
11.8
61.4
17.0
56.3
28.8
58.3
65 and over
11.6
48.1
16.5
46.5
28.1
47.1

Sex
Males
44.1
64.4
62.2
62.6
106.3
63.3
Females
44.7
59.9
56.9
55.5
101.6
57.4

Total
88.9
62.1
119.1
59.0
207.9
60.3

(a) Persons aged 18 years and over who participated in sport or physical activity in the 12 months before interview in March to July 2002.

Source: ABS data available on request, General Social Survey (Participation in Sport and Physical Activities)

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