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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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Contents >> Sport and recreation >> Recreation >> Participation in outdoor recreation activities

A total of 362,900 Tasmanians participated in outdoor recreational activities in the 12 months ending October 2000. State-wide, as in each region, day bushwalking was the most popular outdoor activity with a participation rate of 23.9%, followed by freshwater fishing (14.7%) and off-road recreational driving or trail bike riding (9.4%).

Participation in day bushwalking was highest in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region (26.3%), while participation in freshwater fishing was highest in the Northern Region (18.9%), and the Mersey-Lyell Region had the highest rate of participation in off-road recreational driving or trail bike riding (11.3%).


PARTICIPATION IN SELECTED OUTDOOR RECREATION ACTIVITIES, Tasmanian regions - 2000(a)(b)

Outdoor recreation activities
Greater Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania(c)

NUMBER ('000)

Day bushwalking
46.1
21.1
19.4
86.6
Freshwater fishing
19.4
19.5
14.5
53.4
Off-road recreational driving or trail bike riding
14.6
10.2
9.5
34.2
Hunting
10.5
7.1
5.8
23.4
Canoeing or kayaking
9.7
4.6
4.2
18.5
Snorkelling or scuba diving
8.4
4.1
4.5
17.0
Overnight bushwalking
9.0
4.6
2.9
16.5
Off-road cycling or mountain bike riding
8.5
3.3
3.5
15.3
Horse riding
7.5
5.0
*1.8
14.3
Rockclimbing or abseiling
3.3
*1.9
2.6
7.8
Total(d)
75.3
43.6
35.9
154.9

Total persons

175.7

103.3

83.9

362.9

PARTICIPATION RATE (%)

Day bushwalking
26.3
20.4
23.1
23.9
Freshwater fishing
11.0
18.9
17.3
14.7
Off-road recreational driving or trail bike riding
8.3
9.9
11.3
9.4
Hunting
6.0
6.9
6.9
6.5
Canoeing or kayaking
5.5
4.4
5.0
5.1
Snorkelling or scuba diving
4.8
4.0
5.3
4.7
Overnight bushwalking
5.2
4.4
3.4
4.5
Off-road cycling or mountain bike riding
4.8
3.2
4.2
4.2
Horse riding
4.3
4.9
*2.1
3.9
Rockclimbing or abseiling
1.9
*1.8
3.1
2.1
Total(d)
42.9
42.2
42.8
42.7

Total persons

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

*estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution. Data is subject to sampling variability too high for most practical purposes.
(a) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(b) Period relates to the 12 months ending October 2000.
(c) Estimates have been rounded and minor discrepancies may occur between sums of component items and totals.
(d) Components do not necessarily add to the total because persons may have participated in more than one selected outdoor recreation activity.

Source: Leisure and Cultural Participation, Tasmania (cat. no. 4904.6).


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