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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/08/2004   
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Contents >> Sport and Recreation >> Sport >> Adults attending sport

During the 12 months before interview in 2002, nearly one-half (47.0%) of Tasmanian adults aged 18 years and over attended at least one sporting event.

Some 69.0% of people aged 18-24 years attended at least one sporting event in the 12 months before interview, with attendance declining with each subsequent age group. The lowest rate of attendance (25.2%) was recorded for those aged 65 years and over.

More males (55.7%) attended sports than females (38.8%). Attendance rates were higher for males than females in all age groups.


ADULTS ATTENDING SPORT(a), Tasmania - 2002

Number
Attendance rate
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons

Age (years)
'000
'000
'000
%
%
%

18-24
17.0
12.0
29.1
80.2
57.7
69.0
25-34
18.3
14.0
32.3
63.3
45.6
54.2
35-44
18.4
15.7
34.1
55.3
44.6
49.8
45-54
16.2
13.6
29.8
49.7
41.0
45.3
55-64
13.8
8.2
22.0
55.6
33.2
44.5
65 and over
9.8
5.3
15.1
36.1
16.2
25.2
Total
93.5
68.8
162.3
55.7
38.8
47.0


(a) Persons aged 18 years and over who attended sporting matches or competitions (excluding junior or school sport) in the 12 months before interview in March - July 2002.

Source: Sports Attendance, Australia (cat. no. 4174.0).



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