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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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Walking for exercise was the most common sport or physical recreation activity for Tasmanian adults aged 18 years and over in the 12 months before interview in 2002, with 25.3% participating. This was followed by swimming (8.2%) and aerobics/fitness (7.5%).

Walking for exercise was the most common activity in both Greater Hobart (24.9%) and the rest of Tasmania (25.5%). In Greater Hobart, this was followed by aerobics/fitness (10.7%) and swimming (9.9%); whereas, in the rest of Tasmania, fishing (7.7%) and swimming (7.0%) followed walking for exercise in popularity.


ADULTS PARTICIPATING IN SELECTED ACTIVITIES, Tasmanian regions(a) - 2002

Greater Hobart

Rest of Tasmania

Tasmania


Activity

'000

%

'000

%

'000

%

Aerobics/fitness
15.4
10.7
10.6
5.3
26.0
7.5
Australian Rules football
3.6
2.5
7.4
3.6
10.9
3.2
Badminton
*1.0
*0.7
3.7
1.9
4.8
1.4
Basketball
3.1
2.2
4.0
2.0
7.2
2.1
Bush walking
11.7
8.1
9.6
4.8
21.3
6.2
Cricket (indoor)
*1.7
*1.2
*1.6
*0.8
3.3
1.0
Cricket (outdoor)
*2.0
*1.4
6.2
3.1
8.2
2.4
Cycling
8.2
5.7
10.7
5.3
18.9
5.5
Dancing
*2.5
*1.7
*1.2
*0.6
3.7
1.1
Fishing
4.7
3.3
15.4
7.7
20.1
5.8
Golf
7.7
5.3
12.9
6.4
20.5
6.0
Lawn bowls
*2.1
*1.5
5.3
2.6
7.4
2.2
Martial arts
3.5
2.4
3.3
1.6
6.8
2.0
Motor Sports
*1.2
*0.8
5.2
2.6
6.4
1.9
Netball
4.9
3.4
4.3
2.1
9.1
2.6
Running
6.3
4.4
8.1
4.0
14.4
4.2
Sailing
*1.4
*1.0
*1.6
*0.8
3.0
0.9
Shooting sports
*1.4
*1.0
4.3
2.1
5.6
1.6
Soccer (outdoor)
*2.3
*1.6
*2.2
*1.1
4.5
1.3
Squash/racquetball
3.7
2.6
*2.0
*1.0
5.7
1.6
Surf sports
3.5
2.4
*2.2
*1.1
5.7
1.7
Swimming
14.1
9.9
14.2
7.0
28.3
8.2
Tennis
7.2
5.0
8.9
4.4
16.1
4.7
Touch football
*1.9
*1.3
*1.4
*0.7
3.3
1.0
Walking for exercise
35.6
24.9
51.5
25.5
87.1
25.3
Weight training
*1.3
*0.9
*2.6
*1.3
4.0
1.1
Yoga
*1.1
*0.8
2.8
1.4
4.0
1.1

*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 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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